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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.

Thomas Steiner


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About Thomas Steiner

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    One of the old timer blow molders around here.... .
  • Birthday April 29

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  • Location
    Huntington, Indiana
  • Biography
    I love and collect blow molds.
  • Interests
    wife, my grown up children, grandchildren, blow molds and Christmas stuff
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  • About my display
    Mine is only static. I love it. Although I don't run a computerized display and don't really plan to, there are still some elements of control to everything. It is a great hobby to get into & we really love to do it. I have been collecting plastic Christmas lawn blow molds since I was 13 years old.

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  1. Thomas Steiner

    Merry Christmas!

    I love it. Merry Christmas!
  2. Thomas Steiner

    Brandons Yard 2012

    Awesome Christmas display, Brandon! Thanks for sharing.
  3. Everyone have a very Merry Christmas!

  4. Thomas Steiner

    National Christmas Center - Pics

    Awesome! There is nothing like the old F. W. Woolworth Stores. I loved all those stores.
  5. Thomas Steiner

    Mold Craft Heller Choir Kids

    Those Heller Choir Kids are so cool to look at. Glad you got them for your choir.
  6. Thomas Steiner

    Tpi Vulture And Trendmasters Spooky Tree

    Very nice finds. Someone on Facebook is selling the same Vulture right now for $75.00 plus shipping. I really like this Vulture blow mold. It is so awesome!
  7. Thomas Steiner

    Let Me Introduce You ....

    Looking cool together, Mel!
  8. Thomas Steiner

    My New Patriotic Elf/gnome

    Karen, That is so awesome. I love it. Thanks for sharing!
  9. Thomas Steiner

    One Piece Santa Sled Sets

    Mel, Please tell me who manufactured the sets of photos 3 and 4. Are those Dapol or Union? Thank you!
  10. Thomas Steiner

    Union Products Frog #6118 Purchased For My Collection

    Yes, I sure am. How did you know that? LOL!
  11. Thomas Steiner

    Artistic Latex Foam Baby

    Awesome find for sure. Very lovely.
  12. Thomas Steiner

    Union Products Frog #6118 Purchased For My Collection

    Here is a photo I took of the Union Frog the other day as promised. I took this photo with my cell phone. The photo turned out very well. This is a pretty cool little frog.
  13. Thomas Steiner

    Santa Restoration

    Yes, I would say it is safe since you got the reliable info from Mel for the 54" Santa.
  14. Thomas Steiner

    Santa Restoration

    Tom, Please confirm that it was manufactured by NOMA. Both of mine are marked IRWIN. Thank you!