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Did you know?
  • 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 wildbill

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  • Birthday 06/15/1969

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    North Texas
  • Biography
    Beginner LOR user
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    teacher & coach
  • About my display
    Just now planning for next year

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  1. wildbill

    Incandescent Lights CHEAP!!

    sent you a pm
  2. Jeremy,

    Do you still have any incandescents available?   I'm needing 32 strands of clear on green wire and 24 green/green wire and 24 red/green wire if you have any available.  

  3. wildbill

    Mini light score

    Lucky for you... Absolutely ZERO red or green minis anywhere around me this year.
  4. wildbill

    Lowes and lights!!

    My Lowe's at least called to inform me that the boxes I was about to go pick up were no longer in the store... at least they saved me the trip.
  5. wildbill

    Looks like no lights for me this year

    Same problem here... spent all day yesterday hitting every Lowe's and WalMart east, west and north of Dallas looking for 24 boxes of red and green minis. Managed to find one store in Allen that had shelves of clear minis for a little more than a $1... unfortunately not a single box of red or greens. I had trouble finding green C7s this year as well.