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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.

Christmas Carl

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About Christmas Carl

  • Rank
    Senior Member
  • Birthday 10/16/1974

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    http://www.carlbeatty.carbonmade.com
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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Atari for Christmas from my Mamaw and Papaw ( I mean Santa) and A Gijoe Hovercraft from My Mom & Dad ( I mean Santa!)
    And of course above all else, Jesus's Birth!
  • Location
    Port Saint Lucie, Florida
  • Biography
    Iam a father, Husband and Artist. I love Lights, Skateboarding, Animation, I love being creative!
  • Interests
    Skateboarding, Videogames, Lifting Weights, Art Wrestling my sonny daughter! Just creating cool Halloween and Christmas projects!
  • Occupation
    2D Art Teacher
  • About my display
    Not to big only 24 Channels ( 8 LOR and 16 LOR)but I make her look good, always try to include Jesus in the scene and make my own song mixes. Like the Grinch, and I like lights. Only about 5-7 thousand lights give or take LOL!.

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  1. Christmas Carl

    Can you go too far with your hobby? (It's just another New Years Eve Countdown)

    HAHAHAHAAHAAAAAA!
  2. Christmas Carl

    Christmas Plywood Cutouts

    Love this stuff man. I did plywood cut outs with my dad, so they have a special place in my heart! Like the vintage ones too! Very cool!
  3. I started last week with 4 arches over my entrance sidewalk. It was a little easier this year because my LOR box was ready to go for Halloween, so My computer was up an running LOR in October. Do you guys tend to change your displays? I have yet to do things more than 2. Each year that I do this I kind of change it. The sidewalk arches are new to our display.
  4. Thanks for the follow, just followed you back. 

  5. Happy Thanksgiving! Its a little early but i thought I would say it. Found some thanksgiving related blow molds.

     

  6. how do you hang lights in a big tree?

  7. Looking For Johnathan from Louisiana, meet him at the christmas expo...you out there buddy??

  8. Christmas Carl

    Jack-o-Lantern Arch - Halloween 2013

    NIce, really nice!
  9. Trying to think of a good display design for my house this year. I have 3 new cosmic ribbion "like" strands. I think I'll put them on the peaks.

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