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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.
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  • 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 john venturi

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    My brother decided to make fun of my small Christmas displays I used to put up and now i bought a house on a main ave. and starting going big and now we have a battle on our hands its pretty funny and the news and newspapers love the story...
  • Location
    carbondale pa
  • Biography
    Im a disabled man who desperately needed a hobby and i found it in my Christmas display....Family oriented and recently a young grandpa
  • Interests
    my display truthfully
  • Occupation
    disabled
  • About my display
    Im very much into blow molds and just trying to put as many new and exciting things i can find to do into my display i just want to make the kids smile but now im really wanting to start creating my own wooden character displays but Im new to it and i cant find any licensed character patterns anywhere...

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  1. RIP John...

    1. qberg

      qberg

      That is a sad one...he was a big influence on a lot of us when I got into this hobby many years ago...praying for his family.

    2. BamaSanta

      BamaSanta

      Just read this and really hated to hear it. He will truly be missed in this community of Planet Christmas. He was a man who truly loved Christmas. Godspeed John.

    3. TED

      TED

      I was just thinking the other day that I couldn't remember seeing any recent posts from him.  I wondered how he was doing because he had posted a while back about having some kind of lung problem.  I sure hate to hear that he passed on.  His posts were always cheerful despite his many health issues.  I'll miss reading them and seeing the pictures of his displays.

      TED

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    How do you display Gen. Foam large Christmas lightbulbs??

    I really love the way your display looks great job very nice....
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    Most Wonderful Time of the Year

    Its a great video do you bring the snowman in every night....and do you run him if the weather is bad???? its really cool love it... Its a great video do you bring the snowman in every night....and do you run him if the weather is bad???? its really cool love it...
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    Suspending Your Santa And Reindeer - Learn How

    I kind of wanted to go side by side but I .like the way you have yours it would work for me. thanks love it
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    Olaf from Frozen sings Christmas Songs

    These are so awesome I LOVE THEM!!!!!!
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    Empire Pathway Light Toppers Need Stakes

    I thought about that its attaching them with the bulb inside the mold the hole is to small for a clip I think I tried one last year
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    Empire Pathway Light Toppers Need Stakes

    They are the toro ones I think mel
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    The Blowmold Thread

    Ive never seen this Mrs Clause in a blue dress like this its expensive but Im not sure how rare she is but I wish I was a millionaire so I could buy some of these lol....http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Union-Blow-Mold-Blue-Lady-broom-Mrs-Santa-Lawn-ornament-Don-Featherstone/301657297768?_trksid=p2047675.c100010.m2109&_trkparms=aid%3D555012%26algo%3DPW.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D31195%26meid%3D745ad59a01254f7a848d1396e5926ebb%26pid%3D100010%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D24%26sd%3D221797084274
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    The Blowmold Thread

    Thanks Mel I love picking your brain I don't have the cash to afford a lot of these I find nor would I pay it even if I did their crazy on some of them but I love finding a rare mold or at least one Ive never seen thanks for the info your always there when I need some info ...
  10. Does anybody know where I can get replacement stakes for my empire pathway markers I have a bunch of them and no way to light them ...There has to be a stake that would work to put a c7 in and light them up .. These are what they look like...
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    The Blowmold Thread

    How rare are these Mel do you know bud...http://www.ebay.com/itm/BLOWMOLD-EMPIRE-SNOWMAN-FAMILY-CAROLERS-VINTAGE-13-OUTDOOR-LIGHTED-LAWN-DECOR-/271867395440?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f4c8f3d70
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    The Blowmold Thread

    This is really cool I have never seen something like this has anyone else..http://www.ebay.com/itm/20-ARTLINE-WHIRLYGIG-WHIRLIGIG-SOLDIER-NUTCRACKER-BLOWMOLD-CHRISTMAS-YARD-DECOR-/161602007103?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item25a03af03f
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    The Blowmold Thread

    These are pretty neat check them out at least i think so....http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-CHRISTMAS-BLOW-MOLDS-CHRISTMAS-CAROLERS-HTF-11-MUST-SEE-/271886887691?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f4db8ab0b
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    The Blowmold Thread

    I always liked this little guy I wish he was a bit cheaper and the shipping wasnt so darn high...How rare are these Mel if you dont mind me asking...http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-SANTA-BLOW-MOLD-CAROLINA-ENTERPRISES-1977-CHRISTMAS-DECOR-LIGHT-14-/281691395928?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item41961d9758
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    The Blowmold Thread

    Mel that Bugs Bunny is cool too did you check it out how rare is that
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