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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.



Everything posted by BamaSanta

  1. BamaSanta

    My Rather Modest 2017 Display

    Great looking display. Everything looks awesome. I remember that door panel from when I was younger.
  2. BamaSanta

    You Make It Feel Like Christmas

    That looks AWESOME!!! Love the candy cane theme with the red and white pixels.
  3. BamaSanta

    All done! 2018 Display. Happy Holidays all!

    Awesome display. Looks GREAT!!!
  4. BigJ, Looking good. Can’t wait to see it finished. As I type this it is just pouring rain here.
  5. BamaSanta

    Plywood Santa DIY video

    OMG! Reminds me so much of when I was a child. A neighborhood decorated every year with the cutouts like that. Those were the good old days. Great job Jeff!
  6. BamaSanta

    Newest addition.

    Love the Pink Panther. Looks great.
  7. BamaSanta

    Thank you, ALL!

    Got to bring my father home yesterday after 98 days in the hospital since February 7 of this year. The sad thing is that we came home under hospice care. With my fathers age and health problems there is nothing more than can do for him. He made the decision to do this because he is tired of fighting. With this decision means no more dialysis so it will not take long foe the enevitable to happen. Thank you all for all of the thoughts and prayers you have lifted up for my father. Please just keep my family in your prayers, especially my mom. They were married 55 years back on March 17. There is a lot of love there and she will be lost without him. Thanks Planet Christmas Family, Jerry
  8. BamaSanta

    Thank you, ALL!

    Just an update on my father: He passed away on Sunday June 3, 2018 at 4:25 pm surrounded by our family and friends here at home. He lived like 4 1/2 days from coming home. No regrets in anything because he was happy to come home. Just continue to keep us in your prayers if you will. Thanks again for the thoughts and prayers. Jerry
  9. BamaSanta

    SORRY for the absence.

    Hello Planet Christmas Family, Just an update on my father. We have had a MAJOR setback with him. He has been in the hospital now for 1 month. One week in the regular part of the hospital and the other 3 weeks in the long term care part of the hospital receiving IV antibiotics. He is now doing much better. Has now begin dialysis 3 times a week and is (knock on wood) being transferred to a rehab facility to work on physical therapy for 21 days. The doctors strongly recommended the rehab since he has been in the bed now for like 4 and a half weeks. Been doing some therapy in the hospital but this is going to be more intense kind of therapy. Just keep in your prayers for me and ask the Lord to heal his body and let me have my father back at least for a little while longer. Thanks all. Jerry
  10. BamaSanta


    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. 🙂
  11. BamaSanta

    Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Well I am still here and post when I can. One thing we all need to remember is that this site is what we as a group make of it. I love the ideas and all of the general knowledge that is available on here. Don't know of anywhere else that this information is available without all of the drama and such that is on Facebook. I'll never join it nor do I want to. Come to have love PLANET CHRISTMAS!!!! Hopefully everyone will come around and begin posting again. Holidays will be here again soon and it will be planning time again to prepare the 2018 display. Jerry
  12. BamaSanta

    Prayers needed

    UPDATE!!!!! My father went through his surgery well and was doing well. But there was a setback yesterday and he was moved into ICU. His potassium and other blood numbers are up and they are going to dialyize him to try to get the numbers back down. I just ask that you all keep your praying!!! Prayer always works. Thanks for all of the prayers and kind words. Will keep you all updated. Jerry
  13. BamaSanta

    Prayers needed

    Hey Planet Christmas family, I come to you all asking that you keep my father in your prayers. He is 74 years old and a severe diabetic and has found out that he is going to have to start dialysis along with just having a cancerous tumor the size of a peach removed from his bladder back before Thanksgiving. We go back on to the Urologist on Monday 1/8/2018 and to the Nephrologist on 1/9/2018. Was so bad that there was no display this year except for some lights, garland and wreath on the porch. Didn't want to get to heavily decorated and then have the burden of tearing it all down, not knowing if I would be needed to handle everything. Dad hated because I didn't decorate this year because he likes it just as much as I do and he is a BIG help to me with the display. My mom also had open heart surgery (triple by-pass) in September so she cant be doing a lot of pulling and tugging on my father. Just keep them both in your prayers for me. I have put it in the Lord's hands and asked him to take care of them both for me. All prayer would be appreciated. I will keep everyone posted. Jerry
  14. BamaSanta

    Prayers needed

    Hey Planet Christmas Family, Just an UPDATE on my father. We go tomorrow (Wednesday, February 7, 2018) at 10:30 a.m. for surgery on my father. He is going to have the whole bladder and prostate out at the same time. The doctor says the operation will last 5-6 hours, and there will be two doctors in the operating room when it is done. Just please keep him in your prayers tomorrow if you will. Ill keep you all posted on his progress. Thanks for all of the previous thoughts and prayers. Jerry
  15. BamaSanta

    Prayers needed

    Hey Planet Christmas Family, UPDATE on my fathers health. Today (January 24, 2018) my family received news that we have been dreading. The last procedure that he had was last Tuesday (January 16, 2018) and the surgeon removed two more smaller tumor from the bladder. Went to the doctor this morning and was told that those two tumors were cancerous also and that these two tumors had grown through the inner lining of the bladder and into the muscle that is between the two linings of the bladder. He said that the bladder HAS to come out to prevent the cancer from spreading any further. When they do the procedure they are going to remove the prostate also at the same time. I just humbly come to you all asking that you keep my father in your prayers. I have prayed and prayed and have decided to drop all of my lawn cutting customers except for a couple to stay here and help out my mother as much as possible. She cant do it by herself and my brother works two full time jobs already. He seems to be in good spirits right now. No surgery date as of yet but will let you all know when it is. Thanks for the prayers you have sent our way and any more would greatly be appreciated. Jerry
  16. BamaSanta

    Craigs List and Ebay

    Big J, Just saw this post and thought to myself Big J needs to jump on that, then I saw the price that they were asking for them. I guess that they will sit there and finish rotting for that price. Some nice older molds from the looks of the pics.
  17. BamaSanta

    need help

    You may be talking about "Burton Lights" in Fayetteville, GA and also the Gaddy Light Extravaganza which was on the Great Light Fight this past year. I believe the Gaddy display is on Youtube. Here is a link of my favorite song in the display of Burton Lights Jing, Jing, Jing - PlanetChristmas Forums maybe this will help you out.
  18. Chuck, I know it would be virtually impossible but to be able to see all the old pictures that we used to could see and the pics posted before I became a member. Or the folks who have web pages that don't work. Blasted 404 not found just irks me. All in all a GREAT site though. Totally enjoy it.
  19. Joe, That is an absolutely beautiful Nativity scene. I am so proud of you for continuing your Grandmothers tradition in displaying the Nativity. I know that the pictures don't do it justice, but it is just beautiful. Wish I had the money to buy that set from Bronner's if they still made it. Your Grandmother would be proud to know that you carry on her display.
  20. BamaSanta

    New member our scene for 2017

    Beautiful display 🙂
  21. BamaSanta

    GFP Closing

    Meaning... You said you was going to open a blowmold company along with other partners and that you know you will succeed. All I was asking was that you keep us here on Planet Christmas informed since no blowmold so are being made at this time and we will be looking high and low for molds.
  22. BamaSanta

    GFP Closing

    Please keep all informed when you do get the company off the ground. We will all be searching high and low for molds to get our hands on. 😃
  23. BamaSanta

    This early snow on my blow molds

    Great looking display!
  24. BamaSanta

    my Display 2017

    AWESOME!!! Love the display!
  25. BamaSanta

    Pics of anyone's display progress

    Love your new nativity puternut