Did you know Rudolph is a creation of Montgomery Ward?

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  1. poisonpits

    poisonpits Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    legend killer.i guess next you will tell us they aint no santyclause.lol
     

  2. catfish kenny

    catfish kenny New Member

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    See how he is:eek:oooh: it is prety interesting to know though
     
  3. Dano

    Dano New Member

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    LMAO, I wasn't going to say a word but why not. :roll_eyes:
    Did you know I could care less what snopes has to say about anything. LOL. :tounge_out:

    I typed in Christmas at snopes. I just glanced through a few articles.:sad2: Didn't waste my time reading some of the so called corrections about Christmas. They take all the fun out of Christmas. Didn't see anything that would make a good bed time story for my grandkids so I will read them a christmas story or 2 and the traditional rudolph the red nose reindeer book, Then throw the sleeping bag on living room floor by our tree with a tin can full of 3 different kinds of popcorn watching rudolph the red nose reindeer, Charlie brown Christmas, frosty the snowman all the good stuff. LOL. :wink::cool2::big_smile:

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    Christmas

    Just a week before Christmas I had a visitor. This is how it happened. I just finished the household chores for the night and was preparing to go to bed, when I heard a noise in the front of the house. I opened the door to the front room and to my surprise, Santa himself stepped out next to the fireplace.

    "What are you doing?" I started to ask. The words choked up in my throat and I saw he had tears in his eyes. His usual jolly manner was gone. Gone was the eager, boisterous soul we all know. He then answered me with a simple statement . . .


    "TEACH THE CHILDREN!" I was puzzled. What did he mean? He anticipated my question and with one quick movement brought forth a miniature toy bag from behind the tree. As I stood bewildered, Santa said, "Teach the children!


    Teach them the old meaning of Christmas. The meaning that now-a-days Christmas has forgotten. "Santa then reached in his bag and pulled out a FIR TREE and placed it before the mantle. "Teach the children that the pure green color of the stately fir tree remains green all year round, depicting the everlasting hope of mankind, all the needles point
    heavenward, making it a symbol of man's thoughts turning toward heaven."

    He again reached into his bag and pulled out a brilliant STAR. "Teach the children that the star was the heavenly sign of promises long ago. God promised a Savior for the world, and the star was the sign of fulfillment of His promise."

    He then reached into his bag and pulled out a CANDLE. "Teach the children that the candle symbolizes that Christ is the light of the world, and when we see this great light we are reminded of He who displaces the darkness."

    Once again he reached into his bag and removed a WREATH and placed it on the tree. "Teach the children that the wreath symbolizes the real nature of love. Real love never ceases. Love is one continuous round of affection."

    He then pulled from his bag an ORNAMENT of himself. "Teach the children that I, Santa Claus, symbolize the generosity and good will we feel during the month of December."

    He then brought out a HOLLY LEAF. "Teach the children that the holly plant represents immortality. It represents the crown of thorns worn by our Savior. The red holly berries represent the blood shed by Him.

    Next he pulled from his bag a GIFT and said, "Teach the children that God so loved the world that he gave his begotten son." Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift.

    Santa then reached in his bag and pulled out a CANDY CANE and hung it on the tree. "Teach the children that the candy cane represents the shepherds' crook. The crook on the staff helps to bring back strayed sheep to the flock. The candy cane is the symbol that we are our brother's keeper."

    He reached in again and pulled out an ANGEL. "Teach the children that it was the angels that heralded in the glorious news of the Savior's birth. The angels sang Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace and good will toward men."

    Suddenly I heard a soft twinkling sound, and from his bag he pulled out a BELL,. "Teach the children that as the lost sheep are found by the sound of the bell, it should ring mankind to the fold. The bell symbolizes guidance and return.


    Santa looked back and was pleased. He looked back at me and I saw that the twinkle was back in his eyes. He said, "Remember, teach the children the true meaning of Christmas and do not put me in the center, for I am but a humble servant of the One that is, and I bow down to worship him, our LORD, our GOD."


    HoHoHo
    Merry Christmas And a Happy New Years BOC. :big_smile:
     
  4. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Thanks Dano!!!
    That was a well needed and well placed post. Sometimes you can be very surprizing, LOL!!!
     
  5. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Here I was thinking all this time that Gene Autry came up with it. :eek:oooh:
     
  6. SHARON FLEMING

    SHARON FLEMING New Member

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    Great post I enjoyed it
     
  7. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    For an older member on his forum, you are one of the few who's style I like. Can't imagine why you haven't been thanked more.
     
  8. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

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    Dano,

    Thank you my friend for a wonderful post.. Yes, we need to put the CHRIST back in Christmas...
     
  9. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    I like Dano's post but I also like Snopes and use them quite often. Especially on those BS sounding Forwards that I get quite often. I sent them back to sender with the link to Snopes for the CORRECT info. :wink:

    The sad thing, I've posted a couple of those BS Forwards for they sounded so true.:embarassed:
    If it sounds too good to be true... check it out, for it's probably BS.:roll_eyes:
     
  10. jeremiad

    jeremiad Well-Known Member

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    Yep, it's tough growing up, and I've growed up too much this year.

    First time I found out that Montgomery Ward created Rudolph.

    I also learned that it's "Dunder and Blixen," not "Donner and Blitzen."

    Christmas just ain't what it used to be! :confused2:
     
  11. Dadoftwo

    Dadoftwo New Member

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    Had no idea it was a marketing promo for a shopping chain. Thanks for sharing.
     
  12. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    yes, a most thought-provoking post. thank you!
     
  13. big-muddy

    big-muddy New Member

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    oh, and just for humor, leave it to chicago to make up a bunch of fibs! first they tell us that they have a good baseball team, and then they tell us that there is a reindeer with a rednose! i think id believe rudolph first!:tounge_out::smile2: