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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 nymark313

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 03/13/1977

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  • Location
    Delaware, Formerly Long Island
  • Biography
    Loving Blowmolds and Lionel Trains! About 400 in my collection now, and I no longer know how many Lionels i have!
  • Interests
    Lionel Trains, All types of Plastic Xmas decorations, love the carolers
  • Occupation
    Firefighter/Project Manager
  • About my display
    Over 400 Blowmolds, Empire, Union, Poloron, and others.

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  1. nymark313

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Would love to see the Union Red Christmas Doll Come Back.. I wonder if the scrapper has the choir boy/girl mold? I hope they survive!
  2. nymark313

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Mel, I was talking about the smaller boy and girl choir singers. I was told by Empire when I was placing an order back in the day when I ordered from the direct, that the 48" choir molds were some of the ones destroyed in the flood/hurricane that happened. This would of been sometime in 1999-2000 time frame
  3. nymark313

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I would be interested in to knowing who got the Choir Boy and GIrl Molds.
  4. nymark313

    GFP Closing

    Lets hope someone picks up the Holiday blow molds besides metal scrappers...
  5. nymark313

    GFP Closing

    What are you talking about?
  6. nymark313

    GFP Closing

    The business will be auctioning off all of their mold making machines. So lets see who picks them up. They wont be cheap!
  7. nymark313

    Christmas Vacation

    The Empire/General Foam Santa and sleigh was used in the movie, not sure who made those reindeer though
  8. nymark313

    GFP Closing

    Do you have a model number for the cord and plug and what suppliers have them???
  9. nymark313

    Blowmold Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Lowes

    HOw do they look lit?
  10. Home Depot only sells Molds online. Lowes has the Gemmy Molds, As for GFP, good luck this year, several stores have online, but the prices are nuts.
  11. nymark313

    GFP Closing

    Yeah, I saw that they do, but if you get them direct from GFP, they are 6.00 each. I need about 12.
  12. nymark313

    Blowmold Mickey and Minnie Mouse at Lowes

    Went to my Lowes Yesterday. They had 2 soldiers, 2 canes, and 2 candles. I got the candles last year, but the soldiers had an issue. One had a bright shiny black hat, and the other was a dull black hat. I may go back and get them anyway...
  13. nymark313

    GFP Closing

    Supposedly this Israeli based plastics manufacturing company called Starplast, is moving its overseas operations, here to the USA and have have been in talks with GFP. They will be based out of Houston Texas. Who knows what the fate of the molds from GFP are. Cant even get parts. I called the other and tried ordering the light cords, and some extra choir boy/girl heads and they stated they are not selling parts, because they need to fullfill any orders they have left
  14. nymark313

    ISO General Foam Reindeer

    Bronners, American Sale, Christmas Light Creations,
  15. nymark313

    "United Solutions" New company?

    Mel, Any idea who ended up with the 48" TPI Choir Boy and Girl molds? I have about 4 each and would love for them to be made again..