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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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  1. Trying to repair Christmas Village with Animated Lights, Music, Rotating Tree and Train. Has anyone ever taken these one of these apart and successfully repaired? Have several to repair for donation to California Fire Victims. One with lights working but no music or movement. Another with no power to village. Two with train and tree movement but no music or lights. LarryM
  2. Glue Broken Gemmy plastics (Most Christmas plastic decorations, etc.) Have Gemmy Dancing/Singing Polar Bear band. At the end of last season when compressing the Polar Bear for storage, the legs snapped at the supports. Opened back of bear and saw the plastic broken on both legs. Because the bear sings and dances...........I thought all was lost. Read about this new glue and ordered to give it a shot. Amazingly, the plastic glue joined the broken pieces. I filled the underside of the joints and the plastic is now better than new. Here is the link: http://www.plast-aid.com/ You Tube has a video to watch at: I always thought you could not glue plastics in Christmas and Halloween decorations. Read instructions and hope you have the same success. I have repaired broken knobs in my car with the same glue. LarryM
  3. Have Gemmy Dancing/Singing Polar Bear band. At the end of last season when compressing the Polar Bear for storage, the legs snapped at the supports. Opened back of bear and saw the plastic broken on both legs. Because the bear sings and dances...........I thought all was lost. Read about this new glue and ordered to give it a shot. Amazingly, the plastic glue joined the broken pieces. I filled the undersized of the joints and the plastic is now better than new. Here is the link: http://www.plast-aid.com/ You Tube has a video to watch at: I always thought you could not glue all plastics. Read instructions and hope you have the same success. I have repaired broken knobs in my car with the same glue. LarryM
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