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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.

Otisforme

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About Otisforme

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    my sure
  • Location
    akron ohio
  • Biography
    im a grumpy young man so get off my lawn
  • Interests
    gardening and christmas
  • Occupation
    manager
  • About my display
    blow molds and static led

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  1. Otisforme

    I swear it just followed me home

    Picked up this sleigh today.... cant wait to see it light up...
  2. Otisforme

    Hello!

    i have a five year old with autism that is starting kindergarten tommorrow... hopefully it all goes well.... just got him to bed.... mister playful_puppet do you make puppets to sell
  3. Otisforme

    Menard's Halloween 2018

    i like the look of the ghost dog.... i wonder how it looks lit... any got any pics... do they hold up looks like they are imported by kroeger private label subsidiary...
  4. Otisforme

    Artificial trees

    Get a national tree... top quality lights..... good warranty... and they look good.... at a much better price than balsam hill
  5. Otisforme

    So I go to the antique mall...

    Do they still have the 5ft tall santa at that antique mall
  6. Otisforme

    LIGHT UP OHIO 2018

    Is this something that you can do just one day
  7. Otisforme

    GFP Closing

    man i wish i lived closer to take part in that sale
  8. Otisforme

    Did Everybody Quit PC?

    all right i got guilted into registering not just a lurcher any more... better look out here i come
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