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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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  1. I haven't been on in a very long time.  I am looking for a list or listing of homes in my community that has awesome lights/LOR so my family and I can go enjoy/watch.  Can you guys help?

    Darcy

    1. JeffCarter

      JeffCarter

      Just now seeing this. www.ChristmasLightfinder.com is a great resource for finding displays in your area. Bookmark the link and revisit it in early November.

  2. Hi....I know know if I am asking the question in the right topic so here it goes... I live in Post Falls, Idaho...& we are looking for LOR displays in the Post Falls, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho as well as Spokane, WA...we know about Christmas NW. Is there more to see? Thanks! Darcy
  3. Darcy

    I'M CRAZY!!!

    Thanks for the directions. I am not sure when I would be coming w/ my family. We have been soo busy w/ Christmas shopping, activities so I have no idea when we will have a "break" to come out your way. It will be spur of the moment but I will give you time to fix everything. My husband called to inform me of the winds coming so I took my reindeer (2), candy canes (6), & a Christmas tree and put it in the garage and deflated my snow globe and put 2 foundation bricks on it so it wouldn't blow away. I am so glad I did because we had several people lose some of their things throughout the neighborhood. Just today, I put everything back in place and the yard is so pretty again. Need another electrical cord to turn on the hosue lights then we are set for the year. Darcy
  4. Darcy

    I'M CRAZY!!!

    Are you animated? I'll need an address so we know where to look and possibly directions. I know of Kingston but I have never driven through the actual town before. Darcy
  5. Darcy

    I'M CRAZY!!!

    That is just awesome! I will most definately plan a little trip to Kingston. PF isn't that far and would love to see your display! Are you all set up? Darcy
  6. Darcy

    I'M CRAZY!!!

    COOL! I would love to see their displays. What is PM? I do not know what that is I am assuming that is private message. If so, how do I find out their contact information? Thanks! We are very excited about this project and looking forward to start working on it come Jan. Darcy
  7. Darcy

    I'M CRAZY!!!

    Hello! We are new and have decided to do something like this in our yard for Christmas 2007! We have already chosen our song and currently working on our yard design and locations (mapping it out) so we are ready. We want to start small and work our way up. Want to "watch and learn" and see how our neighbors will react. We have 1 or 2 people who decorate their homes. Otheres do not. yeah we live on a boring cul de sac! Our yard is the most decorated, our reasons why we want to start small and work our way up from that point. Noticed that most of the stuff is expensive which is also why we want to take it slow. What is the first thing we should do? any advices will be apprecated! I know most of you are all busy w/ your yards but if you have a minute or two to spare and help A CRAZY, NEWBIE FAMILY out is really appreciative. Merry Christmas to Everyone and hope to share our first aminated photo next year! Devon & Darcy Sinsley Post Falls, Idaho
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