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  • 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.
  • 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.


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  1. 3 points
    My dad got to come home today from the hospital. Was so relieved when the doctor came in and said he could come home. Also told us that the pathology report said that he his cancer free now and all of the cancer was removed during the surgery. Thank you all for the prayers that you all offered up on his behalf. Don't know what I would do without all of you- my Planet Christmas family. I will keep you updated on his progress. 🙂
  2. 1 point
    Not a very good quality picture but here are a few early day Carolina Enterprises blow molds from 1968. Did you know that Carolina Enterprises originally moved to Tarboro NC in 1960? You will need to download and enlarge the picture to read the text at the bottom. Mel
  3. 1 point
    Al I'm not sure you are going to find that these days. The sealed strands are mainly reified these days. Our pre sale is going on for another week, it's our best pricing of the year, so you can get a good deal on sealed rectified lights. https://www.holiday-light-express.com/
  4. 1 point
    Like these? Wow never paid them any attention
  5. 1 point
    We're still here representing Chesapeake,Va!
  6. 1 point
    in have seen tons of molds being sold there in the past week or so. Many of them were in plain white. I wonder if anyone scored any plain white big bulbs.....that would be cool!!!
  7. 1 point
    The auctioneers have now listed the lots for the auction. The molds are Lots 639 - 691. Most are grouped together and not sold as individual molds. Several are listed as "UNKNOWN" so, sorry Mel, that won't help with any identifications. Most are just listed as "SantaS" or "SnowmEn" in a lot of 12 molds. For instance - Lot #654: 1 (LOT) ASSORTED CANDLE MOLDS or #662 which is really bad it is simply: 10 ALUMINUM BLOW MOLDS ON RACK: UNKNOWN . The listing is PDF, here is the link: https://secure-s3.serverdata.com/www.cia-auction.com/files/auction_catalogs/Genera Foam Day 1 Lot List NEW1.pdf I sure hope they do not end up as scrap. They could even be used as a base for a glass top table, definitely would be a great conversation piece.
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    There are very few of us left in the blow mold forum, most left several years ago for Facebook and only lurk here now. As you undoubtedly know I have not been posting much here lately either as it seems somewhat a waste of time because there are rarely any replies anymore. I mainly spend my time doing my blow mold history research now. Mel