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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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    Tigerton, Wisconsin
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    Municipal Christmas Decorations, Blow-Molds, L.E.D. Lights and Streetscapes (street lights, etc.)
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  1. Wisconsin_Winter

    Installing lights on new wireframes

    You could cut them off and cap the ends.
  2. Wisconsin_Winter

    Pole Mount Candle Blow Mold Question?

    I took this picture this last Christmas as I was traveling around the state. The decoration was in a small community. This candle decoration is on my list of pole decorations I am looking for!
  3. Anyone know anything about this candle pole decoration? Anyone have one like it they no longer want and would sell? Why is it all the good stuff is no longer being made?