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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 DougM

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    A Christmas Carol
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    love decorating for Christmas
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    started small now takes up 3/4 of yard

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  1. DougM

    Combo Light Clips for Wireframes

    Thank you Mark Zembruski!!! I was getting worried.
  2. Hey guys. I have used 5mm color combo clips in the past on all my custom built wire frames. I used to get them from christmas-leds.com. Now i can't get that website to work. Does anyone have a good source for these clips?
  3. DougM

    Installing lights on new wireframes

    Thats a great idea Mike!!
  4. DougM

    Installing lights on new wireframes

    Thank you for all the input.
  5. Ok guys. I need some advice. When you install lights on a new welded wire frame what do you do with the extra lights at the end of a string if you don't need to use all of them? I could use "black out" caps for a few lights but what if you have 20 or more?