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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 bigcat1967

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  • Birthday 10/11/1967

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    Columbus, Ohio
  • Biography
    I love working out. I do Search Engine Optimization. Big fan of Ghost Adventures in which I watch w/ my six year old every Friday night.

    oh - what I do for a living? Supervisor in Mainframe Operations.
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    Search Engine Marketing & Optimization
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    Supervisor - Mainframe Operations
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    It's July...I'll let you know in December.

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  1. bigcat1967

    Empire Santa Face for sale

    Great pics - I'll check it out.
  2. bigcat1967

    Chocolate Christmas Truffles

    Yum - thanks a bunch for the post! Can't wait to eat it.
  3. bigcat1967

    Is this true?

    With China's record on human rights - yeah, I say it's true.
  4. I hate to dive into politics - and moderator - please yank this thread I started if this is to controversial. Let me ask everyone - is the ACLU the "grinch" of Christmas when they are trying to take the government to court if the manger display is on government property? Like to hear some opinions.
  5. bigcat1967

    ABC Distributing inflatibles

    That does look pretty cool. I'll be biting the bullet as well.
  6. bigcat1967

    Chocolate Butter

    It seems I've had this before - maybe not exactly like it. But whatever it was - it tasted good. Thank you for the recipe. I actually bookmarked this page to save the recipe when we start making Christmas goodies.
  7. bigcat1967

    Shrimp Salad

    Shrimp salad for Christmas??? Are you kidding? OK - I'm game. Sounds great!
  8. bigcat1967

    Check out the new Inflatable

    how tall are they?
  9. bigcat1967

    Christmas Cookies

    Pretty weird. Every Christmas season, I get drooling for Christmas cookies w/ icing on it. After the season, I don't eat them. Only during the months of November and December. What's everybody's fav Christmas cookies?