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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 bmichael

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  • Birthday 12/27/1971

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Christmas Vacation
  • Location
    Hatfield, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Biography
    Decorating with blowmolds since 1997.
  • Interests
    Blowmolds, Music, and Family
  • Occupation
    Sales Development
  • About my display
    Mostly blowmolds...

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  1. bmichael

    Looking for lights while in USA

    You won’t find much this time of year. If near Downtown Disney, go to the Christmas Shop and they might have a novelty set. Will be expensive though. Hobby Lobby stores usually have some lights this time of year too. Not sure if one in Orlando area. Have fun.
  2. bmichael

    Just got these today and friday

    If you can’t find anything, those candle holders aren’t too bad of an idea!
  3. When I click on the activity link it takes me to videos instead. This is on an iPhone and iPad. Anyone else having the issue? Probably not as it seems not too many come here anymore anyway!
  4. bmichael

    My Love For Hamberger Displays

    Looked like a horror movie prop in the before photo. I would have never known it was a Hamberger piece, at least as a rookie. Restore looks great.
  5. bmichael

    My Love For Hamberger Displays

    If only spring would get here! Weather has been tough in the NE since Christmas! Those look neat.
  6. bmichael

    1968 Frank's Nursery & Trims

    Very nice! I miss Franks Nurseries. Had them here in PA and they always sold a nice selection of molds during the holidays. Thanks for sharing.
  7. You're right...haven't seen any soda displays like this in the northeast!
  8. bmichael

    My Love For Hamberger Displays

    Hello....is there anybody out there? Seems everyone is comfortably numb with no activity in the Hamberger Displays thread! There's got to be something going on. Any new finds, repairs, items for sale, news, or something? If anyone is out there, i am looking for the gnome holding the yarn for the Mrs. Claus knitting in the rocking chair if anyone has one for sale. Please let me know. Thanks!
  9. bmichael

    Yesteryear....

    Mel, you need to think about making a real book on blowmolds. You, and many others on here, have a great collection of historical documents coupled with knowledge. I wish I had the time I used to so I could dig this deep too. Thanks for sharing.
  10. bmichael

    GFP Closing

    I think many of the lots can be identified at some level based on the descriptions and using the knowledge of people here. Man, I hope someone buys these and if they don’t decide to make them now, then maybe at a later date.
  11. bmichael

    Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Seems like no one really is coming around PC since the site update. Is it just because it is the slow time of year and need a break from Christmas or just can't stomach the update? I personally do NOT like the changes and seems hard to get around and find stuff. Maybe it's my skill level too, but I find it harder to use on a mobile device vs. being easier!!
  12. bmichael

    Where is it now! Uggg

    Thanks Chuck!
  13. bmichael

    Where is it now! Uggg

    Chuck, are you going to be able to fix this?
  14. bmichael

    Hanging with My Peeps

    Wow...wonder what they did with it afterwards? Probably in the trash.
  15. bmichael

    Where is it now! Uggg

    Same here! Chuck, please fix!
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