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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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    Polar Express and The Christmas Carol
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    Im an American living in Japan where the Christmas pickings are slim, so I import most of my stuff. I MISS being in the states to get all the variety and deals

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  1. Are we talking about paint? On this clear glass spray or d Krylon clear coat? After a rain i noticed my inflatable is better than new so I know something like this will work Thanks for any help
  2. jamarmiller

    Why no goofy Donald or daisy inflatables

    It really is too bad .
  3. So I got a mickey, Minnie and Pluto with light show and music inflatable with four 10 (ish) foot Christmas trees scene and I was really hoping I could include a Donald Duck , goofy and Daisy Duck to the scene but when I search I only get Mickey and Minnie or a big inflatable with all of them . A bit disappointed . Anyone know why they never seem to make individual goofy Donald, daisy inflatables like they do with Minnie and Mickey ? i attached a pic. I’d love to fit these other three in between the trees to complete my Disney scene .
  4. jamarmiller


    Hello, I've created this thread because I wanted to know if there were other people in Japan that likes to decorate as much as I do. I am an American and grew up in Florida where I of course was surrounded by houses all decorating like crazy Moving to Japan in my 30s and eventually marrying and having kids I quickly knew that I did not want my kids growing up and experiencing Christmas and Christmas Decorations on houses as the Japanese do it ( which is basically nothing ). So I have started decorating my own house and another 20 some houses in my neighborhood. Unfortunately, the options are extremely limited when buying decorations here in Japan and they are expensive as hell too. Usually 2 times more expensive . So I have been forced to import stuff from the USA at a high cost. I am looking for ways to make it more afforable because if I dont do it, then there will be nothing done and I dont want my kids to see that happen My kids and neighbors love what I have been doing and many many people from far and near come by at Christmas time Anyways Im here now here are 2 videos of my house And here are some videos of 2 of the houses I do ( out of 20 ) , I do just a little at each one, a scene basically. Makes it a nice walking course that I do with my kids most nights as we sip on a huge cup of Hot chocolate. All houses include my own are on timers so everything comes on at the same time. I also organize and volunteer to do a Mr. and Mrs Santa Claus Meet and Greet for my town. Again because there is NONE in Japan for kids to go to, even in Shopping malls here. I had a lot of good memories when I was a kid going to see Santa at the Mall and wanted my kids to have a similar experience too and so I do this. I buy all the clothes for EVERYONE and I import all the decorations as well . Thanks Jamar
  5. jamarmiller

    Load of Lowe's

    I am so jealous ! I am an American living in Japan and we have like 6 choices of inflatables in this country and 5 of the 6 is just Santa Claus. LOL AND they are at least 4 times as expensive as what you can get at normal USA prices. The Japanese don't decorate much if any at all so Its up to me to show my kids what an American Christmas is. So I usually import a ton of Christmas stuff every year to Japan , paying the crazy shipping fees. Not only do I do my own house but I place 3 to 5 inflatables at about 25 other houses in the neighborhood to try to get a more American Christmas type atmosphere for my kids to enjoy. Of course the people and the kids LOVE it and enjoy it but I mainly do it for my kids. So I look at your pictures and see how cheap you got everything and I say to myself MAN , WHAT I COULD DO IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD IN JAPAN WITH ALL OF THAT LOL This is my first post so hi everyone !