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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.

Charlie E

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About Charlie E

  • Rank
    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 04/22/1952

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas vacation is my favorate
  • Location
    Port Orchard Washingtion
  • Biography
    I am 61 years old and have been collecting and displaying for about 26 years. I,am a retired Superintendent of the Puget sound naval ship yard in Bremerton so everyday is a Saturday for me.
  • Interests
    My Christmas display of course #1 Plus I have a car restoration shop in my back yard where I do frame off restorations for customers.
  • Occupation
    Retired
  • About my display
    I have a very large walk through display with over 400 Blow Molds, 50 inflatables, around 100 wire frame characters and over 100,000 lights. I plan to change out half of my display this year to a light show.

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  1. Charlie E

    Union lollipops

    They did make the green ones but they are a lot harder to fined, I have 30 red and 20 green in my collection
  2. Charlie E

    Empire 1974 Christmas Catalog

    In most cases the date stamped on the mold is the date the Aluminum mold was made not the dated the Blow mold was produced
  3. Charlie E

    Craigs List and Ebay

    I know he was offered $5000 cash for 300 molds and he turned it down if that helps anyone that is thinking of making him a offer, he is stuck on selling all of it at one time for the $15,000
  4. Charlie E

    LED Tree Lights Too Bright

    if you try to dim them and they aren't dimmable, they just turn off
  5. Charlie E

    LED Tree Lights Too Bright

    you can only use a dimmer if the lights are dimmable LEDs, do you have the box the lights came in
  6. When I first set up my CCR tree I had to add a second usb dongle and setup a AUX high speed network network for my tree to work correctly you might need to do that if you have to big of display
  7. Charlie E

    C7 stringers

    Hailey Bialous at iwwtw@aol.com sells 2 foot and 4 foot singles clip lights plus multiple light strings, email her and she will tell you what she has left in stock
  8. Charlie E

    Small Addition

    Very nice of both you guys to put these very fragile pieces out for people to see, love that sled and the little Santa's
  9. Charlie E

    Need blowmold cords with light(s)

    I don't believe she sells on here, I know I have bought over 3 hundred single clip socket strings from Hailey Massapequa, NY Back by popular demand, asst C7 Replacement cords for 2017 PM if interested ( also state you sent a pm) Single 2 ft $1.75 Single 4 ft $2.00 Single 6 ft $2.25 Double 18 inch spacing 6ft $2.75 Triple 8 inch spacing 6 ft $3.25 ( stock only have 25) Triple 18 inch spacing 6 ft $3.25 Triple 24 inch spacing 8 ft $3.75 Triple 36 inch spacing 10 ft $4.25 5 socket 36 inch spacing 15 ft $6.25 25 socket 3 inch spacing 80 ft $30.00 (stock only 5) 25 socket 6 ft spacing 156 ft $50.00 (stock only 10)
  10. Charlie E

    Need blowmold cords with light(s)

    Contact Hailey Bialous on face book she sells new ones with one to five lights and different length cords
  11. Charlie E

    Gemmy Santa Help.

    I may have another motor if you need one
  12. Charlie E

    Gemmy Santa Help.

    If you have a 6v transformer ie wall wart, connect it to the motor wires and see if the motor will run, if it fails to turn the motor is bad. Also hook up a 12volt light to the wires going to the motor or a volt meter to the motor wires and see if the light lights when the Santa is operated, that will tell you if the board is still operating correctly.
  13. Charlie E

    Gemmy Santa Help.

    Can you hear the motor running for the body movement, It could be a split gear on the drive motor
  14. Charlie E

    Anyone Identify??

    Mel mine have the casting as 1304 and date of 1969 on them if that helps
  15. Charlie E

    Good bye Colorado

    Scott do you have a idea where you are looking to move too
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