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  • 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.
  • 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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About michael b

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  • Birthday May 5

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  • My favorite Christmas story
  • Location
    Eustis, Florida, USA
  • Biography
    I like lights, music, and friends.
  • Interests
    My wife and my kids, Christmas Lights
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    52,000 lights, 32 ch LOR, wireframes...

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  1. Central Florida Mini

    Looking forward to the Florida Mini this Saturday. Six more days!
  2. Central Florida Mini

    I will be driving up to the Mini from Mt. Dora if anyone wants a ride.
  3. Central Florida Mini

    Catherine On Florida Planet Christmas Facebook page post about the Tallahassee Mini on May 23. I'm going if anyone would like a ride. I live in Mt. Dora.
  4. Central Florida Mini

    A Mini is a group of Christmas light decorators coming together to meet each other, share ideas, and learn.
  5. Central Florida Mini

    Good luck Earl.
  6. Central Florida Mini

    Hi all. The Tallahassee date should be in early to mid May. Waiting on the host for a couple of dates. That is all I know. If you want one in Central Florida also I can offer advice. I found that you need to post on the forums, FB, and personally contact people. It is much harder to let people know about events then it use to be. Let me know how I can help.
  7. 2013 Florida Mini Annoucement

    You are welcome! My favorite part of the Mini was seeing all the talking going on and sharing of ideas. It was a lot of fun.
  8. 2013 Florida Mini Annoucement

    The pictures of the Mini are posted on https://www.facebook.com/floridachristmas
  9. 2013 Florida Mini Annoucement

    You are very welcome!
  10. 2013 Florida Mini Annoucement

    Heading to the Florida Mini. Will post pictures on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/floridachristmas
  11. 2013 Florida Mini Annoucement

    You may want to bring a drink to have before lunch or after. We will have something to drink during lunch.
  12. 2013 Florida Mini Annoucement

    Totally understand. I have a dog and she is like another daughter to me. I pray she recovers soon.
  13. 2013 Florida Mini Annoucement

    Sure Sure bring them on. Thanks for sharing.
  14. 2013 Florida Mini Annoucement

    The Florida Mini is tomorrow, March 23rd. 10am-3pmish. Cost: $16 per person. Tonight, March 22nd is the dinner at 7pm. Cost: Each person pays their own bill.
  15. 2013 Florida Mini Annoucement

    I didn't get the PM.