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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.

Mel Fischer

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About Mel Fischer

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  • Birthday 06/18/1941

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    Do not have one
  • Location
    Mount Vernon, Washington, USA
  • Biography
    Retired
  • Interests
    Our main decorating interests are in blow molds and wireframes. At this time our display is 99% static and will probably remain so.
  • Occupation
    Retired
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  1. Mel Fischer

    Target

    Went to Target today and came home with these. They are definitely different from the ones they sold in past years so I had to add them to the collection.
  2. Mel Fischer

    Home Depot Dragon

    I want one of those for each side of the steps to protect me from my kids!!!!
  3. Mel Fischer

    I swear it just followed me home

    I would love to see that one lighted also, please post a picture when you have time. I don't think I have seen those deer in white plastic before. Mel
  4. Mel Fischer

    eBay find at a reasonable price

    Your Empire candle is their catalog #1504 NOEL candle, red NOEL and red berries color variation. I did a study on these NOEL candles several years ago and they had four color variations through the years. The number 024259 was their part number for the aluminum mold that they made the candles from and the 1504 was the actual catalog number for the candle. This color variation was made from 1981 through 1985. You can see the four color variations here http://blow-molded.com/Empire___Candles.html Mel
  5. Mel Fischer

    Fred Meyers

    I see the rip off artists are really at it again, there's a puppy listed on eBay for $114.95 plus shipping, I think the shipping was over $12. We paid $26.25 including sales tax each for ours. Mel
  6. Mel Fischer

    Seen these today

    The large pail looks to be the one that General Foam made for Target in past years, I wonder if Target originally owned the molds for them and had GF make the pails for them or if they bought the molds when GF closed.
  7. Mel Fischer

    Lowes 2018

    Apparently a completely new Mickey and Minnie, here's a picture of the ones from last year. Mel
  8. Mel Fischer

    Fred Meyers

    It is my understanding that Kroger is the parent company of Fred Meyers. Mel I would rate the ones we got at 9 or 10 compared to what we have seen for quality of blow molds the past few years. Mel
  9. Mel Fischer

    Fred Meyers

    We went to Fred Meyers and Walgreens today, Fred Meyers had 20% off all Halloween and I couldn't resist getting two each of the cat and puppy. Walgreens had the Amloid candy pail so I got one of those. Mel
  10. Mel Fischer

    Lowes 2018

    I was in Lowes today and they had very little Halloween out, no Christmas at all. Mel
  11. Mel Fischer

    Lowes 2018

    We bought the candy cane, toy soldiers, Mickey and Minnie last year. We got 2 candles, Santa and snowman in 2016. Mel
  12. Mel Fischer

    American Maid

    Ted, those pails would be made by Amloid from the General Foam molds. I need to go to Walgreens and check them out to see which ones they have. Mel Amloid Corporation designs and manufactures toys. It offers spring and summer toys, play sets, games and junior sports toys, ride on toys and vehicles, and preschool toys. The company distributes its products to retailers through sales representatives in Laredo, Texas. Amloid Corporation was founded in 1916 and is based in Denville, New Jersey. It has a manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico.
  13. Mel Fischer

    American Maid

    The big pail is basically the same size as the large General Foam one that Walmart sold and is smaller then the large General Foam one that Target sold. Mel
  14. Mel Fischer

    American Maid

    No stickers, they are painted they had five of the large ones and they all had hairline scratches in the paint and I took the one that looked the best. The scratches are fine enough that they do not show up in the picture and could probably be hidden with a sharpie but I will leave it as it is. Mel
  15. Mel Fischer

    American Maid

    We went to Winco to do some shopping today and I came home with these. The big one is 12" high with a 14" diameter, they were made in the USA by American Maid. We already have one of the small one but I think this is the first time I have seen the large one. Mel
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