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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.

Kelso

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About Kelso

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The Christmas Story
  • Location
    Washington
  • Biography
    Always had a large Christmas display. First year of LOR
  • Interests
    Light O Rama
  • Occupation
    Government
  • About my display
    New to LOR

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  1. Time Left: 1 month and 4 days

    • For Sale
    • New

    I have 5 boxes of brand new Cosmic Color Pixels that I had high hopes for but never got around to using. You will get the controller and two sets of 50 count pixels just as you see in the below link. As you can see in the below link, these are $220 from the Light O Rama web site. $150 per box plus shipping. Call or text 971-599-1184 with any questions. http://store.lightorama.com/cc100pisetwi.html

    $150.00

    Kelso - US

  2. Kelso

    Led Strobe Lights

    I bought several from Christmas Light Show. 20% failed after one month of use, even with holes drilled as instructed. Not a day of warranty with these. Will look elsewhere for my strobe lights from now on.
  3. Living in the NW, I have had GFCI issues every year. Best tip I have read on this forum is to keep the plugs off the ground. This is the first year I have made an effort to get my plugs off the ground and the first year I have not had GFCI tripping headaches.
  4. Kelso

    Christmas Display Is Done!

    Sometimes static displays seem to be the way to go. Very nicely done
  5. Kelso

    Mega Tree Bottom Hoop Anchoring

    I use small pieces of rope and tie a loop at both ends. Drape the rope over hoop and stake down with the rope tightly over the hoop. I do this on all four sides
  6. Kelso

    Easy Arches

    Duh, why didn't I think of that. The best ideas are often the simplest
  7. Kelso

    Blow Molds Website Nice Selection/price

    Their prices are very good, but their high shipping rates make them comparable with others
  8. Kelso

    5 Foot Santa For Sale In Wa (Fife Area)

    hmm. I am off to Seattle on Thursday for the Seahawk game...
  9. Great tip. Just bought a case
  10. Kelso

    Nice Blow Mold Lot In Edmonds, Wa

    Charlie E must've seen your tip. A Port Orchard gentleman beat me to the punch on these blow molds. It's tough on a rookie when your competing with retired blow mold hoarders Oh well, I did find some others on Ebay though. Got my first 12 blow molds (all Empire Toy Soldiers). It's a start.
  11. Kelso

    Nice Blow Mold Lot In Edmonds, Wa

    Missed it. I was headed to the Seattle next week too...Need some blow molds for my first LOR show this year. I am in Kelso. If you see any more such ads in our area, feel free to PM me
  12. Kelso

    Who Needs Incandescent Stuff?

    PM sent
  13. Kelso

    Christmas Display For Sale

    Bill, bring that display to Astoria. I am only about 1-1/2 hours away Oh, and bring your rain gear!
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