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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.

Rotatorman

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About Rotatorman

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    The year we woke up and found the entire living room piled high with presents (there were 8 kids in my family)
  • Location
    Cleveland suburb ohio
  • Biography
    Happily married with 3 adult children
  • Interests
    Reading, raising pups, collecting vintage road signs and traffic lights.
  • Occupation
    Retired
  • About my display
    I make sure it is different every year. I have enough décor to do this.

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  1. Rotatorman

    What is going on?

    Thank you deewelch and Trinity Christmas for your tips. Many of the blow molds have been sold locally, but I would’ve preferred (and tried) to give Planetchristmas members first dibs. Still have lots of lights.....
  2. Rotatorman

    new forum layout

    I’m still active. I enjoy the forum. Not many people think about Christmas this time of year. (try selling some of your Christmas decorations).
  3. I have a large qty of Christmas outdoor display items that I have taken pics of and wish to post them for sale on this forum. However, when I attempt to post the pics, a note appears, telling me the pics are too big. How can I get past this? A lot of items are either new or like new condition, and I would like to see them go first to planetchristmas forum members before I have to sell them otherwise. I am moving, and the next house is too small for what I have. Thnx, rotatorman Did not mean to resubmit the above. But today, after spending a long time taking and posting pics, the forum is not allowing me to post them. Very frustrating!!! At the bottom of the page, it just says `save ad`. There is no way to submit. What is going on? Just trying to give forum members first crack at really good Xmas items. —-Scott. Sunday 7/15/18
  4. THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
    • Used

    Folks, it took well over an hour just to post these few pics what with the restrictions on pic size. I actually have a lot more Xmas outdoor for sale than I can post here. I am moving and that’s the reason I’m selling. PLEASE buy in lots: for example, not just one reindeer, but all nine. Same with the nutcracker/soldier. Same goes for the lights. And the plastic bears. If you want description and pricing email me at scott0516@hotmail.com. Remember, it’s best for me to sell in lots. Some items are new, some are used; some come with the light and cord, some do not. If I cannot sell many items this week, I will have a local Christmas in July sale at my house within the next two Saturdays. There are 10 reindeer, but one goes with a Santa on sleigh; 9 nutcrackers/soldiers of which 4 are short and have black hats, a few blue and a few red. There are 9 or 10 small teddy bears. The skating tinsel snowman was used once last Christmas, on my rotator motor, has a small tear; the teeter-totter is motorized and goes up/down, but the teddy bears do not go with it., The tinsel-like horse actually rocks. The plastic penguins are like new, there are 2. A Santa going to the mailbox has never been used. I have a large nativity set with animals that must be sold as a set.

    Free

  5. Rotatorman

    Need advice

    Thank you Mikeymatic. If that doesn’t work, I’m gonna have to sell these locally in a garage sale (blah).
  6. Rotatorman

    Need advice

    OK, I’ll try using my iPad to re-shoot the images. And if it has resolution adjustments, I’ll try that again. Thnx, D.
  7. Rotatorman

    Need advice

    Donna: so frustrating, trying to post pics on this forum! Wasting my time!!! I did try your advice to crop, and got the same message that my pics were too big. May have to try using the dreaded “C-list”. You have helped me in the past, and I appreciate that. So bummed; I have a lot of good Xmas items to sell....
  8. I have a large qty of Christmas outdoor display items that I have taken pics of and wish to post them for sale on this forum. However, when I attempt to post the pics, a note appears, telling me the pics are too big. How can I get past this? A lot of items are either new or like new condition, and I would like to see them go first to planetchristmas forum members before I have to sell them otherwise. I am moving, and the next house is too small for what I have. Thnx, rotatorman
  9. Rotatorman

    Color motion LED

    THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
    • New

    Two boxes, one lot, of LED icicles. Starts as all one color (red, green, blue, etc). then starts to flash all colors. The second pic shows how awesome the blue color is. These boxes have never been used. There are 24 icicles per box, and the icicles are 2 sizes. Would like to get 30.00 per box. Will consider some kind of trade. Selling off my lights because I have moved and don't have the structure (small house, one tree, etc) that I used to have. email: scott0516@hotmail.com

    $60.00

  10. Rotatorman

    Color-changing light show

    THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
    • Used

    11 boxes, one lot, of LED color-changing lights. The colors cycle through as all one color, first red, green, blue, etc. Then, they flash two colors at the same time, then, all colors at the same time. There are 12 bulbs to a box. Some boxes have been used for one season, and some are brand new, never having been used. If interested, my email is scott0516@hotmail.com

    $100.00

  11. Rotatorman

    150 LED Dual Color lights

    THIS AD HAS EXPIRED!

    • For Sale
    • New

    For sale, one lot (7 boxes) of LED C3 lights. You can choose from steady white, steady all color, or alternating between white and color. These lights have never been used. 150 lights per string, and when in color mode, they are really beautiful. I'm asking $77. for all 7 boxes. Lights do have female ends. Total length for each box is 38 ft. If interested, please email me.

    $77.00

  12. Thanks for the update and all the effort, time, and expense you put into running this forum. Sounds complex.
  13. Rotatorman

    Hanging with My Peeps

    VERY NICE pickup. Agree with Big J: we all would love to have those!
  14. Rotatorman

    Poloron snowman on Ebay

    $2000. and 37 bids? That's insane....and, the mechanism isn't even working. Unreal. Bidding ends tomorrow. Get off the wallet.
  15. Rotatorman

    For sale - GIANT snow machine

    As stated by many: cool! As far as selling, have you contacted those rental businesses, there' s one in every city, that rents out Bobcats, power-washers, etc? They may be interested in purchasing it, then renting it. Or film companies? Ski slope operators?
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