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.
Married to Chuck (cmoore on PC) one adult daughter Joanna
Our Christmas display (of course)
Scrapbooking and photography
Inventory Clerk for Radiology Department
About my display
Telling the real reason for the season is the most important part of our display-Christ's birth. Lots of lights and a fair amount of LOR channels. A MERRY CHRISTMAS SIGN that also lights CHRIST IS CHRISTMAS with the help of LOR. 2008 we wil be adding music sequencies, making our mega tree fuller, adding an eight foot cross lit in white and blue LED's and a third window frame that doubles as the letter "C" for the Go Fish song "Christmas With a Capital C."
Thank you for a wonderful Expo. I thourghly enjoyed every minute of it. Thanks to everyone behind the scenes. The classes were wonderful. I was so good to reconnect with old friends and make new ones. See everyone again next time.