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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 ChristmasWolf12

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  • Birthday January 3

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Twas the night before Christmas
  • Location
    North Platte, Nebraska, U.S.A
  • Biography
    I love to collect Airblown inflatables, animatronics and blow molds
  • Interests
    Christmas collecting, restoring blow molds, decorating, drawing, animatronics, and lights.
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    My display consists of Mostly airblown inflatables and blow molds.

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  1. ChristmasWolf12

    Gemmy Santa Help.

    Thanks, I'll try.
  2. ChristmasWolf12

    Gemmy Santa Help.

    Update: I have dismantled him and I found out the motor isn't spinning...so I think it's burnt out.
  3. ChristmasWolf12

    Gemmy Santa Help.

    I think I heard the motor, but it is hard to hear over the neck mechanism.
  4. ChristmasWolf12

    Gemmy Santa Help.

    I bought a Gemmy 2003 5 foot dancing Santa from a yard sale in 2015. The person I bought it from said it was "broken". Once I took it home, I plugged him in and only his head, mouth, and singing worked...he didn't dance. Finnaly yesterday I decided to take a look to see if his rubber belt split, but to my surprise, the belt was perfectly intact... I thought maybe it needed WD-40, tried that...but it didn't work either. When I move the mech, it moves smoothly like it should, but sometimes gets stuck... Anyone have any idea what is stopping him from dancing? Is it the spring/collapsing mechanism messing it up? Is it a wire? Maybe the belt is actually stretched out? What do you think?
  5. ChristmasWolf12


    Hello! you might have seen me make 2 posts in blow mold and inflatable forums, but in this one i'd just like to say hello and i'm happy to be here!
  6. ChristmasWolf12

    GFP Closing

    Oh no! that's too bad...it's so sad to see they'll close
  7. I think I'm gonna try to do this to my Airblown 7 foot reindeer.