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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 Maroonz28

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    Doug Pellett

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Bad santa
  • Location
    Andover, MN
  • Biography
    Born in Chicago, lived in Arkansas and now in Minnesota. Started putting up lights when I was 7 years old.
  • Interests
    Flying, football, baseball, hockey.
  • Occupation
    Pilot and work in bar
  • About my display
    Collection of blow molds, wire sculptures, and 30k lights. Just bought a corner lot house for the reason of decorating for Christmas.

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  1. Maroonz28

    Menard's Halloween 2018

    Saw this. Gonna hit up Menards this weekend and get one. Glad to see them still selling blow molds
  2. Maroonz28

    1968 Frank's Nursery & Trims

    I remember Franks while growing up in Chicago. Used to get a lot of decorations from there
  3. Maroonz28

    My Holdman Star

    Looks good. Wanna do something similar with plywood cutouts this year
  4. Maroonz28

    Happy Easter Yall

  5. Maroonz28

    Show a picture of your nativity

    What do you use for bending? Ive been interested in making these but not sure with the bending. I have a binch of the old marquee christmas silhouette wire frames and want to add more but they don’t make them anymore so gonna go the diy route
  6. Maroonz28

    Running out of ideas

    Ferris wheel
  7. Maroonz28

    Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Still here. Just lurking more since Christmas is over but gonna try to post more
  8. Maroonz28

    Easter Set-up

    Gotta start somewhere. Nice little display
  9. Maroonz28

    Show a picture of your nativity

    Very nice mike. Do you make the wire frames yourself?
  10. Maroonz28


    Nice. Where have you guys found Easter blow molds? I’ve never seen them in stores
  11. Maroonz28

    Easter Set-up

    Nice display
  12. Maroonz28

    Large Blow mold Easter Egg Tree

    Looks awesome. I like how the tree lights up
  13. Maroonz28


    Good to hear. Just be diligent on the checkups afterwards.
  14. Maroonz28

    Great Day

    Nice. 20s and snow here. Still have my lights up from Christmas
  15. Maroonz28

    Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Just joined this past fall and enjoy coming on here once or twice a week to see updates and info