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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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About Aputernut

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    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 03/31/1944

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  • Website URL
    https://www.youtube.com/user/puternut09/videos?disable_polymer=1

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Is a story I wrote for kids of all ages, with many pics. to go with the story. The title is "The Year Santa Almost Canceled Christmas"
  • Location
    Florida
  • Biography
    We live in FL. 37 yrs. orig. from PA. we love decorating for Christmas, the outside is for others to enjoy, the inside is for us.
  • Interests
    decorating, gardening/landscaping, crafts/painting and writing, I am published online also live theater.
  • Occupation
    Retired
  • About my display
    It is huge, won 1st. place for Xmas lighting in 2012, and added so much more for this yr. No blow ups all very classy and done to perfection, because we are that way about everything! LOL

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  1. Aputernut

    Our Christmas Home 2018

    My inside is up, outside to come soon, Enjoy!
  2. Absolutely inside was done by Halloween, and we're well underway outside all lights are on the house , but so much more needs setting up, hoping for cooler weather since so much is up under the roof over the gar. and it's about 120+ degrees up there no doubt?
  3. Aputernut

    Other sites?

    We still decorate/light up inside and out and have started on the inside, hope to be done by Halloween that gives us the entire month of Nov. to get all outside up and ready to light Dec. 1st. we have been changing our lights over to LED's and last year sold most of our reg. mini lights or gave away icicle lights replaced with LED's. Here's a couple pics. of my PC desk top as of yesterday..
  4. So sad here to see Christmas slipping away!
  5. Aputernut

    My Vintage Christmas Addiction

    Very nice, I had or have most of those Xmas ceramics and quite a few more, mine were mostly Hallmark, are yours? the tiny Santa ones some of mine had clips on them to clip on the Xmas tree branch. I still have a box full but have not put them out for years, no red & green in my Xmas color scheme for years either. I do have the memories of my mother and I hitting all the Hallmark stores the day after Christmas and scooping up all the ceramics we could get. LOL
  6. Aputernut

    Christmas 2017

  7. Why is it so difficult to add video's at Video's Christmas Display? I tried to add mine in mp4 and also WMP also used my Utube link, get message this type of video not supported every time. I post my Utube of my display in many Christmas forums, and Planet Christmas is the most difficult, I just don't get it? My Link:
  8. Well once again no Utube video post for me at Videos?? why does this site make it so difficult? so going to put link here (maybe) https://youtu.be/DoetyxD4Mus
  9. Aputernut

    Pics of anyone's display progress

    Here's a sneak peek at ours, lawn lights not lit, a squirrel got the wire, Dh fixing now, I will post my video soon, I hope? my Nutcrackers are new plus more not on this pic.
  10. Aputernut

    Pics of anyone's display progress

    I just took this daytime pic. of our new giant nativity 10'H X 10' wide life size figures. 590 LED's
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