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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 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

    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

  2. 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

  3. Rotatorman

    150 LED Dual Color lights

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    • 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

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

    Hanging with My Peeps

    VERY NICE pickup. Agree with Big J: we all would love to have those!
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. Rotatorman

    Prayers needed

    Will offer up prayers. I think that is great what you are doing for your mom. You're a good son.
  9. Rotatorman

    What color lighting do you prefer?

    There is a certain shade of blue (LED) that looks so cool. I have not been able to find it anywhere, but it looks like it may have a mite of purple in it. I will try to locate a sample and post it.
  10. Rotatorman

    Merging of new P.C.

    No, we didn't get to see the skiers doing their aerial stuff. Would've like to have seen that. We plan on three trips this year, not including several to D.C. The one trip to New York will be to drop off a black lab that we raised for Guidingeyes.org. Hopefully, we can get to Olympic Park during that visit. About the bobsled: we live less than an hour from Cedar Point, about 4 - 1/2 hours from Kings Island. Those fantastic parks have some bad--- roller coasters, and I've ridden them all. But to ride on the bobsled is the ultimate. That is one fast ride. Your teeth will rattle and that ride just goes on and on. Thanks for the tips on Whiteface and Olympic.
  11. Rotatorman

    Merging of new P.C.

    Donna: I see you are from upstate New York. In 1999 and 2000, a co-worker and I spent a number of weeks at a bus mf'g facility (NovaBus) in Albany/Schnectady as inspectors for buses that Cleveland was purchasing. It was costly to bring us home over weekends when the plant was closed, so we did a lot of exploring. Upstate New York is so darn cool!! At Lake Placid, we rode the bobsled; at Saratoga Springs we attended an impromptu street concert. The music was A-1, and the cans of beer were $1. Can't remember what city, but we found an all-ice-block house and were allowed to walk through it. A lot of very good memories, upstate NY is the best!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Rotatorman

    Merging of new P.C.

    Donna, your explanation kinda makes sense. I can deal with that. Thanks for your interpretation.
  13. Rotatorman

    Anyone MOD'd these before?

    I don't have a comment about the spiral tree, but in your picture, the tall white triangular-shaped item to the left of the spiral tree: they had one assembled at my Lowe's. It was priced at either 299. or 249. I visited Lowe's numerous times during the Christmas season and noticed that some of the strings of lights were failing. I read the reviews, and sure enough, many people wrote that theirs had strings that had failed. I did not purchase one after hearing that. Besides, it was too pricey, and only came in white. Anyone purchase one of these?
  14. Rotatorman

    Merging of new P.C.

    Chuck's message said we will not be allowed any new messages or posts. Sounds like a read-only web site. I have never used FB or Twitter, and limit my socializing to this and another forum. Can someone explain what this means, not being allowed to post or message?
  15. Rotatorman

    Merging of new P.C.

    Did I miss something? Was a decision made to merge with social media? Just read Big J's post. I don't use any social media, so how does this impact this forum?
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