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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 apologize in advance for the quality (or lack thereof) of the photos My yard is a paradigm...it's a big front and side yard so there's plenty of room for decor but the yard slopes sharply from the street so i have to get creative in displaying things (like building elevated platforms). Here's the front yard which goes for a vintage theme
  3. 4 points
    My son and I got started on our 2017 display. San Diego weather was near perfect. New house = blank canvas
  4. 4 points
    Little late to the table but finally got a few pics. We have 25K lights and 112 channels on the animated section.
  5. 4 points
    I actually got a big jump this year and finished. Last night was the test of it all on.
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  7. 4 points
    Way cool! Reminds me of the Little Debbie christmas tree snacks lolol:)
  8. 4 points
    Stumbled across yard sale listing in our area on Facebook. Mentioned blow molds, so I jumped in the car and off I went. Here is what $20 bought! made my wife , who loved blow Molds, very Happy Happy. 4 sheep in box also and from some one who hates blow molds and my wife loves blow molds, guess it is time for me to get busy. Where did all these things come from/
  9. 3 points
    Okay, I mentioned weeks ago that I purchased some Union elves and was trying to decide how to display them. I've got them rigged up in my Christmas train (static display) in one of the train cars.
  10. 3 points
    Something kind of cool happened tonight. One of my local news channels contacted me and then came out interviewed me and filmed the show. I'm kind of excited to see how it turns out
  11. 3 points
    I just took this daytime pic. of our new giant nativity 10'H X 10' wide life size figures. 590 LED's
  12. 3 points
    Just about done now. Couple things and good to go,
  13. 3 points
    Finally Done.. Sorry my cell doesnt do well with led lights LOL.
  14. 3 points
    Phase One complete. Don't forget to add your display to www.ChristmasLightFinder.com. linus_2017.MOV
  15. 3 points
    Most of the lights are up but still have another 5k lights and 80 or so blow molds to put outside. About 2/3 done now.
  16. 3 points
    I have the light show section on the house turned off in this pic, and I have a few other items up that are not plugged in. Hopefully by Thanksgiving!
  17. 3 points
    My neighbor across the street was moving and today they were having a garage sale. Before they got started she came over and ask if I would be interested in these blow molds. She tried to give them too me but they refused and gave her 10 dollars for them.
  18. 3 points
    Here are pictures of most of the sample/prototype molds Here are some pictures of the ones that all of you had the most questions about.
  19. 3 points
    Let's remain hopeful that they find a buyer before the end of the year. I've heard no further news!
  20. 3 points
    I figured I would share my Halloween display with all of you this year. I have acquired more than 60 new Halloween molds this year from General Foam Plastics! This is my first year putting up a large Halloween display and I think it was a success. We had lots of great comments and compliments from the trick-or-treaters and their parents tonight!
  21. 3 points
    Traveling for work this week. In the north Dallas, TX area. Had to stop at a Walmart to pick something up. Of course, I stopped down in the seasonal section to compare to what I have seen in PA so far. They have the RBL (Really Big Lights) C7 Bulbs and the GF nativity. I have not seen either of these at 2 stores in PA I go to. Looks like they are not carrying the yellow and white RBL's that Home Depot sold in-store last year. I bought about 3 dozen of these last year in all colors and they are made extremely well. LED C7 bulb inside, about 3 foot long cord with male plug end and then another about 3 foot long cord with female end so you can string them together, molded colors - not painted, and good system to open up to change bulb if you ever have to.
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    Thanks, Mel! I'm trying to slowly become active again. After I lost my old job two years ago, I got a new job that keeps me so busy I don't know if I'm coming or going. I almost lost my Christmas spirit and didn't want to put up any decorations last year. It's hard when you have a boss that drives you crazy, because they act like they're high on drugs. She goes around our backs and looks through our desk phones to see who we've been talking to. She even showed me on her mobile phone how she has a hidden camera in her Grandson's room, so she can see everything he is doing. The woman is a first class nut job! Oh well, I'm blessed to have a job! Congrats on all those items, and welcome to the blow mold family too!
  23. 2 points
    Finally finished today. So happy I rewrapped the bushes from white to red and green this morning. Also happy with my first try at a mega tree and the roof outline, though I wish I did the verticals also. Want to do the windows but could not commit as we are thinking about moving. Great displays everyone!
  24. 2 points
    Coming down in a few days, just a couple shots of our Halloween, by the way, the ghost and witches above the hay rake rotate, used the rotation from a old Gemmy globe. and the pole barn, love the deck, we store all of our Christmas in the attic of the pole barn. got to get busy on Christmas, having surgery end of Nov and will be down for 4 weeks
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    I have used a number of different things, weight plates work best and they can't really be seen when people are looking. I have also used sand bags as in the picture attached. You can also make a wood platform and weigh that down with sand bags then secure the inflatable to that
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