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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 Brandon

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    Distinguished Member
  • Birthday 08/06/1991

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  • My favorite Christmas story
  • Location
    Normal (Central) Illinois, USA
  • Biography
    Blow Mold Fanatic
  • Interests
    Light-O-Rama, Blow molds.
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    256 channels of Light-O-Rama, DMX, 1 CCR and lot's of blow molds.

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  1. Brandon

    Princess Summer Squash

    Hi Mel, good to see you are still on here. I will probably never find the other, but maybe I will get lucky once again!
  2. Brandon

    Princess Summer Squash

    I haven't been on here in ages, but I just wanted to share what I found. I went to a antique store today not expecting to find much and was happy to find "Princess Summer Squash" made by Union Products. Got her for a great price too!
  3. Brandon,

    Do you still have the Support our Troops blow up ribbon?

  4. Brandon

    Illinois Displays

    Let me know when, so I make sure I'll be home. It was a very busy night tonight!
  5. Brandon

    Illinois Displays

    Traffic is getting busier every night here.
  6. Brandon

    Santa Runway Landing Lights

    I have a set of runway lights, brand new, never been used. PM me if interested.
  7. Brandon

    Christmas Story Leg Lamp

    Nice! I have one and have put it in the window the last 5 years or so.
  8. Brandon

    Some Help Please

    A rotating tree stand would work great.
  9. Brandon

    Tpi Find

    Excellent find, Bill!
  10. Brandon

    New Addict in Illinois

    Hey, I just notcied your message. I haven't been on here in a while. Glad to see another person from Illinois on here!
  11. Brandon

    New Addict in Illinois

    I welcome you both to Planet Christmas!
  12. Brandon

    Concentric Stars+

    Very nice, Bill. The leaping deer are nice also.
  13. Brandon

    The Offical MITS LED 2011 SALE!

    Any chance of getting red and green LEDs on white wire?
  14. Brandon, Will start taking down the display this week a little at a time: First is the BM. Also my inflatables, I have 2, a santa train Ill get it blown up and take a picture of it, and I also have the reindeer Barn, I know u were interested in that., May be we can get Hooked up this week and you can come out and see what you want to buy, I sell them all cheap to you. cause I know it will be put to good use , let me know. I really dont want to store this stuff. Thanks Mickey