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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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About tin barn christmas

  • Rank
    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 03/19/1948

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    christmas story
  • Location
    Vinton Virginia
  • Biography
    love building christmas displays
  • Interests
    christmas working with wood farming trains
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    some blowmolds lights wire frames
  1. General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Thank you ALL for the information on the auction.
  2. Prayers needed

    Prayers coming your way
  3. Merry Christmas Virginia

    I run mine to Jan 6
  4. Just wanted to say ......

    Merry Christmas
  5. Merry Christmas Virginia

    Merry Christmas to you too
  6. Mr Christmas decorations for sale

    Anyone interested in the following Mr. Christmas items. Star of David - multi function light up approximately 66" tall by 40" wide Folds for storage Lighted Snowman - approximately 23" tall by 16" wide Lighted Bell - approximately 24" tall by 20" wide Lighted Santa - approximately 23" tall by 18" wide Wreath - Does NOT light - approximately 21" high by 24" wide
  7. Wooden ornement cut outs

    nice job
  8. A new tombstone for 2017

    nice job
  9. 4th of July display 2017

    Great Job
  10. Find of the day

    that is great
  11. Happy New Year

    Happy New Year to you and all on PC.
  12. Greetings!

  13. merry Christmas from my home to yours

  14. Lowes is putting out Christmas Lights for 2016

    Big Lots also had lights and trees up
  15. Programming blow molds to music