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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.

cozzi

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About cozzi

  • Rank
    Member
  • Birthday 06/21/1959

Profile Information

  • My favorite Christmas story
    Spending Christmas with the crowds that come to see my display
  • Location
    Warwick RI
  • Biography
    I'm 56 years old. I am in my 9th year of doing an animated light display. I use mostly pixels now.
  • Interests
    Animated Christmas decorating.
  • Occupation
    Contractor
  • About my display
    Mostly pixels

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  1. cozzi

    Congrats to Mike Justak of Plymouth

    I really admire him for putting so much of himself into a project like this when so many others would just dwell on their disease. Way to stay positive - great story.
  2. Did I tell you I told you so? If not I wish I did!!
  3. cozzi

    NJ Displays?

    Jeez, can't you Jersey guys put up a display properly?
  4. cozzi

    An incredible show in R.I.

    I'll thank you to shut up!!
  5. cozzi

    Total Diaster

    That's the dumbest way of doing it that I've ever heard.
  6. cozzi

    Shorter light strings?

    The Walmart lights this year are 21.5 feet, in the past they were 23.5 feet.
  7. cozzi

    mega tree light strands

    But the problem with this is you'll have an ugly mega tree
  8. cozzi

    NJ Displays?

    Isn't south Jersey where all the pineys and trailer park people live?
  9. You have a very nice display/ Please don't call it modest by "PC standards". there is no standard here, every display is different but we love them all!!!
  10. cozzi

    An incredible show in R.I.

    Thank you everyone.
  11. cozzi

    An incredible show in R.I.

    We agreed on $10 and that's all you're getting.
  12. cozzi

    An incredible show in R.I.

    Thank you for the kind words John. As agreed, your $20 is in the mail. Seriuosly, I'm glad you enjoyed it-I worked hard on it.
  13. cozzi

    Nutcracker and Sandstorm

    Pay no attention to Chuck. He's a real jerk.
  14. cozzi

    Weekend weather

    But you really should move to Florida so it would be easier to set up the lights. And easier to take them down. And you could stand in front of your display and watch the lights while wearing shorts and sandals and guzzling beer- like a certain someone we know.
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