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Did you know?
  • 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.

Paul L. Johnson

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About Paul L. Johnson

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 07/11/1959

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Not Applicable
  • Location
    Del City, Oklahoma
  • Biography
    DIY for a hobby. Jet engine mechanic for a living.
  • Interests
    think about decorating for Christmas
  • Occupation
    Jet Engine Mechanic
  • About my display
    Still in a box and in my head

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  1. Paul L. Johnson

    Storing Coroplast Decorations

    This year I built an additional metal building for mine. I found a woman who was selling an old building not the new cheap metal but actual steel. I prop mine in the corner with a 2x2 attached to the wall as an offset to protect the bulbs. Everything so far seems to be playing right with each other.
  2. Paul L. Johnson

    Singing Snowman and Light Bulbs

    This is so amazing, I can in wait to add it to my display. Wish it could be this year. Chuck did an excellent job on this.
  3. Paul L. Johnson

    Menards has there christmas stuff up!!

    Lowes and Home Depot in Oklahoma City has had things up for 3 weeks at least.
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