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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.
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  • 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.

Glenn Barber

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About Glenn Barber

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 06/04/1954

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  • Location
    Spring Hill, Tennessee, USA
  • Interests
    Lots of Christmas Lights
  • Occupation
    Administrative and Fiscal Analyst

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  1. Glenn Barber

    Inflatable repair

    Xenon, OK, I have tried everything to try and fix this BRAND NEW motor on my inflatable. I guess I am going to have to get a different motor for it. Here a picture of the motor and info on the motor. Are we still looking at $10 plus shipping? I really don't want to throw this inflatable away. - I just pulled it out of the box!
  2. Glenn Barber

    Inflatable repair

    I can tell that it is running but I do not notice a Buzzing noise.
  3. Glenn Barber

    Inflatable repair

    xenon - Thank You I might just do that - let me try to fix mine! $10 really reasonable.
  4. Glenn Barber

    Inflatable repair

    Xenon - Thank You, let me see what I can do this weekend - if no luck I will send you the size the broken Motor has on it. Then we can talk price. Glenn
  5. Glenn Barber

    Inflatable repair

    Big J - Xenon, Thanks for the suggestions. Like I said, I pulled it brand new right out of the box, plugged it in (and nothing) - I will say, the lights all work but not the blower. I am running late getting my display up but I should be completely finished by Friday night - I plan to try and get it working this weekend - I am going to take both of your suggestions and see what happens - if it works I will surely let you know. Thanks again!!
  6. Glenn Barber

    Inflatable repair

    I had a large Snow globe that got a rip a couple of years ago and used the silver tape you wrap around duct work - worked great - BUT I bought a smaller Brand new Snow globe last year (AIRBLOWN) after Christmas sale - brought it out for the first time this year and the darn motor will not blow - Lights and everything else works fine but the motor won't blow air. Any suggestion on what I might do other than toss it? I don't want to spend a ton of time on it. My Snowman did the same thing this year but I gave it a good slap and it started working (hehe) - The snow globe did not work after I splapped it.
  7. Glenn Barber

    Wind ripped my Inflatable Snow Globe

    Thanks John those are some good ideas. I like the pool patch idea. I will go to HD and get some. But today the high is 28 Degrees and the staples are holding (LOL) and I will wait till Thursday. Thanks you for you resposne.
  8. The wind grabbed my 8 foot tall Snow Globe last Saturday night a threw over the fence. It ripped it in the back on a seam about a foot long - how is the best way to temporarily repair it until after Christmas? Right now I have it stapled (LOL) and it is holding. I don't expect it to hold much longer.
  9. Glenn Barber

    Light Beam For Display

    Hey Guys, I am setting up a different cross in my display this year. I want to find a partiular kind of light that i can put at the bottom of the cross and it beams up. What type beam light would anyone suggest? Thanks Glenn
  10. Glenn Barber

    Chicago Newbie

    Yes Jim - Welcome - PC is an amazing place to hang out especially when you need help - these guys and ladies are awesome to interact with. They come up with ideas that will amaze you.
  11. Glenn Barber

    Newbie In Ky

    Cool Blowmold - it looks like those Frosty's in "Christmas with the Kranks". Great GET!
  12. Glenn Barber

    Too Early To Start Decorating A Lot?

    Been putting up lights since Labor Day - you could not see them in the trees and bushes - closer to Halloween I got I pu them on my windows and house and fence. I should be completely finished with my display this coming weekend.
  13. Glenn Barber

    Finally Completing The Story

    Mike, Thank you for those great idea - I have several more scenes I want to do over time and will look to the Foam board for possibly making scenes - I may even call upon you for some advice if you don't mind - I eventually want to tell the entire story of Jesus from Mary to Jesus leaving this earth - it will take time but for now I have the main events - Birth - Death and resurrection. Thank You for your support - and I will be taking pictures. Thanks Glenn
  14. It's about the cross - GO FISH!
  15. Glenn Barber

    Ice Skating?

    Gary, At my other House I built a skating scene for my yard and it was a huge hit - what I did was I took 2 pieces of 1/2 plywood - cut half circles to make it a 6' circle - connected it underneth with angle iron. I found the center and put a coupling in the center with a 1 1/2 female on it - then I bought a rotating christmas tree stand - I put the 1 1/2" pipe in it and connected it to the base. It turned the base perfectly - then I took 1 x 2 pieces of wood and built a frame around the entire base - took chicken wire and stapled it to the frame then I took white burlap and wrapped the wire and stapled it to the frame. This gave you the frozen pond look with a snow bank look. Leave an opening in the back so you can get under the skating rink (you will need to get under there from time to time. Now I went to Winfield arts and bought the tall skaters pattern and cut them out of Coro Board. I mounted them on the plywood base - Coro board made them light enough for the skating area to turn. Then I bought a snow machine and put it on a 12 foot mount above the skating rink and it snowed on the skaters while going around - this was a huge hit. It is just anouther way of doing the skater scene.
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