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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.



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    I try as hard as I can to not blow fuses

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  1. jlknox11

    New to the municipal decor world!

    I’m in Pennsylvania also and have a huge municipal collection message me sometime
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    Vintage Crystal Valley Decoration

    I almost bought this a few years ago but it’s huge! The guy updated the listing with a picture. He said it was from general plastics. It is similar to their pop up tree I bought 2 years ago. The pole gets pushed through the center and gets bolted to the stand then you run guy wires for support. Bronner actually has one outside here’s the photo:
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    Empire Municipal Red Blow Mold Bell

    You can still buy these brand new on gp designs website. I bought 5 of them a couple years ago.
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    Pink Gingerbread Tree

    I have a couple gingerbread snowmen that have faded to pink over the years it's just what happens to certain ones when they're in the sun. If you look at the gingerbread series you can tell the paint has been changed during production runs of these. Some years they were browner other years they were tan and then there was a time the paint had more of a yellow tint to it. I think the pink fading was just because of a formula mixture during the certain run of them and that's why there's only a few pink ones out there but I can testify that my tan gingerbread did indeed turn pink over the years and they were not bought in the pink color
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    General Foam new paint variations.

    The train was discontinued after the 2014 season.
  6. jlknox11

    What have I come across?

    I wouldn't repaint him. He looks perfectly fine there no major paint loss. Just put your finger in that hole and pull toward you if should pop right out. Don't do it when it's cold though.
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    My repainted 46" snowman

    Oh it definitely doesn't cure it! Trust me! I've painted a lot and you still have to wait for it to cure. I've also found that rustoleum paints get sticky as they dry so you have to be careful not to touch it. but krylon doesn't so I use it all the time.
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    My repainted 46" snowman

    If you paint while the mold is lit you don't have that problem because you can see when your paint it getting too heavy. I never paint a mold without a light being on inside of it.
  9. jlknox11

    Need a Carrot Nose

    It is holding it in place I didn't glue it. Just make sure to drill the hole close to the carrot so there isn't any slack. If there is the nose won't be tight
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    Rarest blow mold?

    Maybe I should sell a couple of these deer then. They withstood the terrible winds we had this year.
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    Need a Carrot Nose

    I used a gf nose on my snowman with sled. I drilled a hole in the nub of the nose and put a Bobby pin in it once I placed the nose on the snowman. I did trim the Bobby pin down a little so you couldn't see it when the snowman was lit up. It would leave a shadow
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    Rarest blow mold?

    I bought them all from the same seller. They were a bundle. She did tell me the Santa was purchased seperate. The only feature these deer have that might be a hint on how to tell them apart is, when you take the head off, there's a hump I drilled through it to place the light assembly in. I have seen some beco deer where they're open and you can reach in the body once you take the head off sort of like the Poloron deer here's a phot after I put the light in
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    Rarest blow mold?

    I wasn't sure because these deer are very fragile in fact, 2 of them are cracked. I did modify them so they would light up though.
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    Rarest blow mold?

    This is the set I have. It didn't come with any boxes but do I have the MSL sleigh?
  15. I try to keep one panel with screws so I can get to the bulb to change it. After you pop those rivets out a few times they tend to break. Let me see if I have extras. I have extra lanterns if you want to buy any