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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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    Blowmold pricing

    Like others said, look at eBay and see what they are actually selling for not what someone is hoping for because usually there is a big difference.
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    Finally got the cutouts up and lit

    Very nice, I really like the Toy Story characters.
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    Nightmare Before Christmas Stuff...

    That looks really good. Nice job.
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    Walmart has a reindeer crossing blow mold

    Sorry it took so long, I forgot about it. This is the tag on them.
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    Huge score

    That’s a nice haul, good job.
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    Repaints Done

    It looks very nice.
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    Walmart has a reindeer crossing blow mold

    I will try to get a number off of them for you if I think of it.
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    Menards has a nice selection and good prices if you have one local.
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    Lowes Home Improvement skimpy offering

    I was at Lows the other day and looked at a soldier and it does look like the paint is a lot better than what mine is. I got mine the first year they sold them so maybe they are doing a better job now.
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    Restoring a mold.

    Looks great.
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    Pan Asian Creations

    If you read the description it says it’s made from blowmold material.
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    Finds at ACE Hardware

    It looks like at least the snowman is cado judging from the paint, or lack of.
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    Lowes Home Improvement skimpy offering

    This looks like it was done with spray paint. Between this piece of junk and the 40 some strands of c9 led lights at 30 bucks a strand that don’t work I’m not real fond of the China crap they over charge for.
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    Lowes Home Improvement skimpy offering

    I bought a soldier and the paint was terrible, so bad I didn’t even put it out. Maybe they are better this year.
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    Newest addition.

    I have a bunch of Flintstones, poor kids are probably setting in the car wandering who the heck they are.
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    Newest addition.

    Thats a Paw Patrol character, I have a few others of them done but Im about done making new ones because I have to get things ready for this years display. I always seem to do characters from older cartoons that I watched when I was a kid and the kids these days dont really know them so Im trying to do some they are familiar with.
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    Newest addition.

    Finished up another one.
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    Misfit Toys

    Nice job.
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    Other sites?

    I check in a good bit and notice that not much goes on. Not like it was.
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    Other sites?

    Doesn’t seem to be as many people decorating as there used to be. Maybe because it’s the money or maybe it’s just to much work and time.
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    Newest addition.

    Here are some of the pics, not the best it gives you an idea of what they look like. Couple more.
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    Newest addition.

    I do have some pictures I can post up. I don’t know exactly how many I have but probably 80 or so. I seen where you are from, I wouldn’t make the drive either LOL.
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    Newest addition.

    Just finished pink panther.
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    Newest addition.

    Thanks everyone. I will use a single steel stake, they seem to work good.