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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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About tin barn christmas

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    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

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  1. tin barn christmas

    Walmart has a reindeer crossing blow mold

    I got one in Walmart store in Roanoke Va. had 3 or 4
  2. tin barn christmas

    Thank you, ALL!

    Sorry for your loss Jerry and to your family
  3. tin barn christmas

    Prayers for Val & Family

    Val I am so sorry. God bless you.
  4. tin barn christmas

    Prayers for Val & Family

  5. tin barn christmas

    Easter 2018

    Nice job the scenes are out standing love the ducks on the slide
  6. tin barn christmas

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Thank you ALL for the information on the auction.
  7. tin barn christmas

    Prayers needed

    Prayers coming your way
  8. tin barn christmas

    Merry Christmas Virginia

    I run mine to Jan 6
  9. tin barn christmas

    Just wanted to say ......

    Merry Christmas
  10. tin barn christmas

    Merry Christmas Virginia

    Merry Christmas to you too
  11. tin barn christmas

    Wooden ornement cut outs

    nice job
  12. tin barn christmas

    4th of July display 2017

    Great Job
  13. tin barn christmas

    Find of the day

    that is great
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  15. tin barn christmas

    merry Christmas from my home to yours