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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.

Sarah J


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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Our family was on an HGTV Christmas special called What's with that Crazy Christmas House in 2006....What an experience
  • Location
    Bellingham, Washington
  • Biography
    My husband was a member of this site, and even has Chuck's book. Big Christmas Lovers
  • Interests
    My family. Movies...
  • Occupation
    Stay at home Mom
  • About my display
    Haven't had a real display up in a few years but plan on getting back to our holiday roots.

    • For Sale
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    Total of 5 controllers, 2 of them are 16 channel. These were my late husbands wonderful passion but unfortunately out of my scope of knowledge. I know that 2 are 16 channel but not sure the capabilities of the other 3 boxes. We used every year with no problems, I also have a manual to throw in as well. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'd love to get 375.00 for all 5 and we can work out shipping.