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  • The first recorded date of Christmas being celebrated on December 25th was in 336, during the time of the Roman Emperor Constantine. A few years later, Pope Julius I officially declared that the birth of Jesus would be celebrated on that day.
  • Santa Claus's sleigh is led by eight reindeer: Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Dunder (variously spelled Donder and Donner), and Blixem (variously spelled Blixen and Blitzen), with Rudolph being a 20th-century inclusion.
  • Outdoor Christmas lights on homes evolved from decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles during the Christmas season. Lighting the tree with small candles dates back to the 17th century and originated in Germany before spreading to Eastern Europe.
  • That big, jolly man in the red suit with a white beard didn’t always look that way. Prior to 1931, Santa was depicted as everything from a tall gaunt man to a spooky-looking elf. He has donned a bishop's robe and a Norse huntsman's animal skin. When Civil War cartoonist Thomas Nast drew Santa Claus for Harper's Weekly in 1862, Santa was a small elflike figure who supported the Union. Nast continued to draw Santa for 30 years, changing the color of his coat from tan to the red he’s known for today.
  • Christmas 2018 countdown has already begun. Will you be ready???
  • Why do we love Christmas? It's all about the traditions. In this chaotic world we can miss the "good old days." Christmas reminds us of that time.

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    I did this for a friend of mine.
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    I think my son approves.... Not sure if there is enough room in the house for my collection and his
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    Went to Target today and came home with these. They are definitely different from the ones they sold in past years so I had to add them to the collection.
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    they are not cheap but try Hammacher Schlemmer
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    Just received my first one - can't wait to see it in my display this year. I second qberg's comments: Quality appears high and shipping was fast. Thanks!
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    Back in the good old days PlanetChristmas was the happening place... only because we had been around from the beginning. Many years ago I debated shifting the PlanetChristmas forums to Facebook but could never get comfortable with all the ads and the fact Facebook could change their mind about what was approved on their platform at any time... so the PlanetChristmas forums continues to hang around. If you have any suggestions how we can improve the community, please let me know.
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    Already bought a new 8' tall one for my garage. Very happy with the quality and quick shipping.....Now, what to do with the old 16'x7' verson? I like the new clips and springs for the top and bottom as well!
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    Fodstar, I would encourage to look back through the older posts in the different categories. I've learned so much from them over the years. Glad you've found the site!
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    Finished up another one.
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    I've just completed a new "how to" video that gives step by step instructions on how to create a Coroplast cutout character. You can find it on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=irjjSE4sv6M There is also a companion video that goes into a little more detail. This accompanying video gives a few more tips and tricks... details that I didn't include in the main "how to" video in order to keep it a bit shorter. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOFBpmGyJ3M I would appreciate the support of my fellow Planet Christmas users in viewing my video. If you find it useful, please click the like button and even subscribe to my newly created Youtube channel. I hope to be making more videos in the future. Not all of them will be about Christmas yard displays... I hope to be showing how to make a variety of fun things. Thank you for your support in advance... the Planet Christmas community is GREAT! And yes, this same message was posted in the general category... but I wanted to post it under Plywood/Coro Cutouts specifically since there might be people perusing this category looking for some information on how to go about making a cutout.
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    I have always got my lights at lowes or hd at the end of the season so they are cheap in price, welcome to PC hope you enjoy your time on here
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    Below are some pictures. This is for a new Walmart blow mold Lantern. The LED part is a 1/4turn to open it does have some glue holding it but, I could just move it a little and it broke loss. I used a unibit drill bit for the holes. I think they work better when drilling in plastic. I then use some zip plugs and spt-1 wire I use at Halloween and Christmas. Then I attached the socket part to spt-1 wire and ran it through the holes I had drilled in the LED base. Added the male end onto the spt-1 wire and a new 120V LED light is created. This small project toke about 5-10minutes to do. Hope this helps! PS. Sorry my pictures may not be in order.
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    Finally started painting my train I got from GFP this winter. The fun part is doing whatever you want. And also knowing its probably a better paint job then the factory could give, so just do what you want.
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    The bell and snowman head are the same way. I really like the lantern and they are all under$10 bucks! I hope I can find more lanterns! I have look for all three on-line but have not been able to find them. I will look tonight for the receipt for lantern.
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    Here are some of the pics, not the best it gives you an idea of what they look like. Couple more.
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    I use clothesline with a loop at either end just big enough to fit around your hand, and small carabiners to connect the ends to the top hooks and bottom hooks on my megatree as my hooks are closed loops. With open loop hooks you can omit the carabiners. I just stretch out the line and wrap the light strings around it securing the plugs by passing them through the loops in either end. I am using 70 count C6 led strings. the clothesline needs to be sized for whatever length your strings are. The clothesline takes all the strain of ice and snow and saves on the lights which are just wrapped around it. I generally will only use one cable tie at each end if the cluster of plugs gets unruly, so it is very easy to unwrap a dead string to replace it with a new one.
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    Just finished pink panther.
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    I did convert my reindeer crossing blow mold to 120V LED bulbs. Attached are pictures it toke about 15-20mins to convert.
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    My Menards finds. I had these all shipped in different orders and it was super cheap. The C7 bulbs came together and shipping was only $6 from a store in Nebraska. I had to contact stores to see if they had them in stock but their website makes it easy to do that.
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    Ok, in a few posts including one on christmasfanclub, ans Planet christmas I have sent out a request wanting to buy a plastic sleigh, and 10 deer. Yes 10 deer and here is why............................this past year my 8 year old daughter (the only girl beside her mom, so yeah she gets special treatment lol) (and bless her heart she is the most gullible person on the planet) anyway, she was riding with me in my truck to pick up a payment for a job done in little rock. Well we were riding along listening to Christmas music on the radio and Rudolph by Gene Autry came on. She was singing her little heart out and when she gets to the part that says " But do you recall?" the most famous reindeer of all.....I stopped her and said "Emy what did you say?" so she repeated it and I told her thats not what it says........It says "but do you know Claude", and the most famous reindeer of all.......She kinda argued with me that I was wrong (I never cracked a smile) I proceeded to tell her this long drawn out story that Claude was a little unruly and they left him out of the cartoons because he was always in some sort of mischief. I went on to tell her that he lives in the village with all the Elf of a Shelf guys in Istanbul. Please try to imagine this beautiful little girl soaking in all of Dads wisdom, as I told her that Santa still lets claude go out with the rest of the team on Christmas but he has to run along beside them because there are not enough hitches on the sleigh. Well, me and the family has a good laugh after she went to bed that evening and I thought it was over...WRONG. Next day on a job site in Greenville SC my cell rings and its the school. I excused myself long enough to answer and be informed that during Chorus class Emy refused to sing it "right" because "my daddy said thats not right...and he is never wrong"...OH GOD I ABOUT DIED!!!! I had to explain the joke to the teacher. I thought boy Im glad thats over...WRONG....The lead Engineer had overheard the conversation and I got a full day....no...week of ribbing about not knowing the words to a kids song.....Well if you think it was over....WRONG AGAIN......A few weeks ago I decided to buy a sleigh and deer and make them appear to be wayyyyyy up high flying in my neighbors yard for 2017. I sat down with my laptop and started shopping, I found the most amazing 1977 Empire sleigh with 1 deer on ebay, next day I found an auction for 2 more deer, total of 3. I showed my daughter what I had found (she is my helper on christmas decorations, and pretty much the shot caller) and she says, you only need 7 more deer daddy, I told her I was just gonna get 8 and that would be enough, the said "Daddy you started this mess, now do it right...we gonna have 10"...........Me and my big mouth....I hope you enjoy it as much as I did doing it.....Don I copied and pasted this from my original post on Christmasfanclub and put it here hoping you guys would enjoy it, Don
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    Let me know next time you get down this way. Maybe we can meet up for dinner or something. TED P.S. It's not Claude it's Chet! (From "The Santa Clause" movies.) Then again maybe you need 11 reindeer!
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    Gonna have to get these, dont have them yet
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    I want one of those for each side of the steps to protect me from my kids!!!!
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    Customer is asking I do this exact scene for them to add to the rudolph characters I made them.
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