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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 gfc2008

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    New Member
  • Birthday 07/11/1974

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  • Location
    Aberdeen, SD
  • Biography
    Just caught the Christmas Light Bug
  • Interests
  • Occupation
    Insurance and Investment Sales
  • About my display
    In the infant stages
  1. gfc2008

    Any PC Members in South Dakota?

    Alright let's be honest. How much did you spend after christmas on lights. I spent about $600. Cory
  2. gfc2008

    Any PC Members in South Dakota?

    After my friend dfr2923 showed me his LOR set up this year. I became enthralled and very excited. I helped him with the Parade of Lights float, and shortly after that I spent about $500 on lights and extension cords(the hidded cost is the cords). So now I am on the team of crazy idiots spending lots of money to be like Clark Griswold. Although I don't have a controller for this year, I am putting the infastructure in place for next year. I have bummed dfr2923's old Mr C and have built a mega tree. So I should be up and running with the controller by next fall. So it looks like Aberdeen has at least 2 playas for sure.