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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.

Bob Steers

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About Bob Steers

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  • Birthday 05/23/1938

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    ofallon, Missouri, USA
  • Occupation
    retired

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  1. Bob Steers

    Where To Buy Vampire Plugs

    I just got my order from home depot. I ordered the female pugs.. they look great. Bob
  2. Bob Steers

    Am I Just Abnormal- Losing Intrest

    I use to have 3/4 acre and displayed 30,00 lights.a lot of cut outs mega tree before it was common place. We had buses with seniors come by and had tears in their eyes thanking us for making their Christmas for them. We gave out up to 2000 candy canes a night. We even gave out dog biscuts to the peoples puppies. It was tiring but it was great remembering the faces and the thank yous. We now have a small yard but we will fill it with christmas cheer this year..
  3. Bob Steers

    Christmas Lights in Saint Charles 2013

    very nice. good selection of music. where is st.charles? i live in st.charles mo
  4. Bob Steers

    Santa House

    The house is about 3ft deep by 4ft wide. It has been stored inside for the last few years. I bilt it so santa and mrs could stay out of the rain and snow. Bob 636-294-6009
  5. Bob Steers

    Santa House

    I have a santa house i would like to give to someone who would use it. It is in union mo. Bob 636-294-6009
  6. Hello Scott, Came by your house last night and was shocked. I haven't been on Planet Christmas for ages. I see you are posting all the light shows, Great job. Bob Steers of Ofallon. Used to be in Maryland heights ---Midland and lendburg.

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