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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.



Darrid last won the day on June 24 2016

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About Darrid

  • Rank
    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 10/23/1969

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    When I was 13, my Dad got me my first animation. It was a Tri State animated Santa. Still have him to this day!
  • Location
    Southgate, MI
  • Biography
    I have collected Christmas animation since I was 13 and have collected Christmas items and ornaments since I was 5. I also collect Hallmark ornaments and have almost every ornament made between the years of 1973 and 2005. Love Christmas props!
  • Interests
    I collect a lot of stuff!
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    Last open house I had 35 full size trees up, 27,000 lights inside the house and a 400# Christmas wreath outside that came from LS Ayres in South Bend.

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