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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 Donte

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    hot chocolate on Christmas morning
  • Location
    Blue Spring Missouri
  • Biography
    single just bought my first house
  • Interests
    basketball golf sports cars old American muscle Beekeeping
  • Occupation
    auto tech
  • About my display
    I don't have one yet. Always wanted one growing up, my folks never had the money for lights.

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  1. Donte

    Analysis Paralysis -- Help me get started

    mega tree always a crowd favorite, and a great centerpiece.
  2. Anytime it picks me up in small doses all year long
  3. Donte

    Anyone know anything about these lights...

    I have nothing but memory to go on, but they remind of a display I saw as a kid in a store maybe Macys.
  4. Donte

    After Christmas Sale

    Todays findings inflatables 23' arch 10' Snoopy, a light up motion mailbox 2 strings of solar leds and 2 stings of battery leds. Retail $484 without tax, paid $70.23 including tax.
  5. Donte

    LEDs 50% off at Home Depot.

    I know the Menards bag trick my Lowe's here honors it has well. They just entered the Kansas city market both HD and Lowe's are running scared.
  6. Donte

    Found this, what is it worth

    My jealousy is at a new Christmas ornament high. What's your address? Do you have any big dogs? Congrats that is a real treasure. This old stuff just screams cool.
  7. Donte

    After Christmas Sale

    I bought 30 led clear light strings with no idea of what I will do with them. These are c-7 50 count paid 50 cents each
  8. Donte

    After Christmas Sale

    Anybody else buy some marked down items, without a clue how they are going to incorporate them into their display?
  9. Donte

    After Christmas Sale

    Got a 10' Snoopy inflatable new in the box, at Lowe's this morning for $37.00.
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  11. Donte

    Can I repair a ripped inflatable?

    Yes just sew it up
  12. Donte

    When do you say...."I don't care..."

    wow that's creative your ww1 planes ROCK
  13. Donte

    Mike's 2016 Xmas Display

    Holy inflatable Batman!! Kids have to love you. Great job, going by my math you must have spent $2.5 million on all of those. I love it.
  14. Donte

    When do you say...."I don't care..."

    Sure after being bombarded for 2 months before Christmas by big box retailers it's normal to be burned out. I shut down right after Christmas, and start dreaming of next year. Be careful if you go on the roof. My ladder fell, and my 90 year old neighbor had to call the fire department to come help me get down this year. LOL
  15. Donte

    Old Pole Mounts I picked up.

    I'm jealous! Congratulations on your find. I would love to have a special display piece like that.