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  1. Hope everyone's 4th went well and you are all staying cool. I'm in the pre-pre prep mode for the podcast and if you listened to the end of the July podcast you heard me mention the topic for August was about Santa's that bring something else to the table...like singing, balloons, magic, etc. I'd love to hear from you so we can discuss this on the podcast. (I promise it won't hurt...much!) SO PLEASE!!! Reach out. podcast@clausnet.com If you know of someone that fits this...call them...tell them to reach out. Or better yet...email me and I'LL call them!!
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  2. On first glance, it looks like Santa Ed Taylor wearing an Adele's Continental Coat with the optional gold trim.
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  4. In this episode... Santa News Michael Rielly updates us on more of the recent changes the ClausNet.com website has been seeing including the all new landing page for the podcast and a new reward system. Then Greg looks at: a new film project that will be coming to theatres starring Duane Johnson; a woman who is reconnecting families with long-lost photos and a story about Don Duga and his importance to the Christmas season. Answers from the Big Chair We look at several questions like where does Santa go to the bathroom and the real tough question and tragic events and then we hear from other Santa’s when kids ask about visiting the North Pole. Feature Interview This month we have an in-depth chat with our main sponsor, Bill Dendy with Santa’s Tailor all about the process that he and his team of elves go through to create an incredible look for Santa. Sponsors Santa’s Tailor - Bespoke clothing to look like the best Santa Claus you can be. Wear clothing, not a costume with SantasTailor.com Patron Donations SantaFredNY - Fred Bulmer Black Hills Santa - Jason Yeary
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  5. Here we are getting ready for the August podcast. I'd like to know from you how you view Rudolph. Is he an essential part of the squad or is he a member of the special team? Do you get into details with him or just mention in passing? Call my answering machine at: 509-392-6072. You have until Thursday, July 29 to respond. Thanks!
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  6. Dunstable Christmas church celebration held in July Date 25-07-2021 Source; BBC Dunstable Christmas church celebration held in July WWW.BBC.CO.UK The rector says "Christmas is not just for Christmas" encouraging people to dress for the occasion. A Christmas celebration, complete with carols and mince pies, has taken place in the middle of the summer for people who missed out on traditional services in December. It was organised by the Reverend Rachel Phillips at the Priory Church of St Peter in Dunstable, Bedfordshire. The Church of England rector maintains that "Christmas is not just for Christmas". "We celebrated as Dunstable has never done before," she said. Carols were sung with "gusto" outside the church the reverend said The outdoor event included traditional carols, a small nativity play and a visit from Father Christmas. "He's not that busy at this time of year," Ms Phillips said. The event was not just to make up for the church not being able to hold its usual carol service in December because of coronavirus regulations. "Last December we weren't able to celebrate as we normally would, so we're doing it now," Ms Phillips said. "But there is a serious point here, which is, that what Christians celebrate at Christmas is not just for Christmas - it's not just for one day." Reverend Rachel Phillips got into the spirit of Christmas with a wee donkey and said the event was "joyful" About 100 people turned up wearing their Christmas jumpers and sporting Santa hats. Children dressed as their favourite "nativity character" and picnics were eaten - complete with turkey sandwiches and mince pies. "The weather was a lot more Christmas jumper friendly than the hot temperatures we had last week," Ms Phillips said. "The children were so excited, seeing their faces when Father Christmas appeared was just lovely. It made their Christmas."
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  7. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGkQFlpH9xc whoever did this, is so cool
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  8. Another gloom, doom & guilt news article about Christmas - they come earlier and earlier every year. A lot of it is fake news, including my old favorite, "Make $10K a Year Playing Santa Claus!" which is due to be reprinted in your trashier news sites any time soon...
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  9. Reindeer - Rangifer Taranadus Taranadus (R.T. Taranadus) They are cervids from the root group Rangifer Taranadus that included ten species of Reindeer and Caribou. Two of these species are extinct and several of the Caribou such as the North American Woodland Caribou are currently on the watch list for species at risk. REINDEER ARE NOT CARIBOU! although they are cousins. Of the ten species of Rangifer Taranadus, generally three types inhabit continental North America. Two of these are native being the Woodland Caribou and the Barren Ground Caribou. The third is the Eurasian Tundra Reindeer that was introduced by the government to the North American continent in the late 1800's to replace lifestyle losses to the Inuit people of the North. The original influx of Reindeer were brought into North America across the Land Bridge from the USSR. Slightly more than 400 head made up the original group of animals that were walked into the North as part of this project. Reindeer in North America can be DNA matched to the original herd thereby confirming that they are in fact reindeer. While there are many reindeer in the North that live under feral conditions, there are no wild reindeer. Reindeer are acknowledged to be one of, if not the oldest, domesticated animals in the world with history of domestication tracing back between 5000 and 8000 years (depending on the source) They are listed in the Lesser Nine of the fifteen domesticated animals along with camels, llamas, alpacas and elephants. They were once referred to as the "First Meat of Man" and the animals is unique in that both in life and death, the animal is completely useful. As a live animals they provide transportation, haulage, velvet antler for medicines, and milk to name a few. In death, they provide meat, hides for clothing along with products that can be made from the bone and antler. Adult Male reindeer will weigh in at approximately 500 lbs while females top out around 400 lbs. On average they will stand between 8 and 10 hands high (1 Hand = 4 Inches) Both the male and Female produce antlers and they along with the caribou are the only cervid that does this. Antlers regrow each year with the previous years antler being shed from Late November through early May depending on a variety of factors. Male reindeer that are intact breeders will drop the antler anytime after breeding season once their need to establish dominance and attract females has passed. Once the antler has been shed the dominant male will usually become the most subservient member of the herd until the breeding cycle begins again the following year. Steers will usually keep their antlers longer into the New Year but not as long as the females. Bred females usually retain their antlers until the babies are born ensuring them preference to the best feed and leaving them with a level of defense. Antlers will begin to regenerate almost immediately but generally show a growth phase that lasts approximately 4 months. Antlers will grow at a rate of anywhere from 1/2" per day to 1 1/2" per day. Remember that the growth the you see on an animal ALL grew this year. Antlers, while in the growth phase are live tissue and are soft (think Fingernails). They look much like a padded coat hanger and are susceptible to injury. Significant injury to growing antler can result in death from hemorrhage if not attended to. Antlers are never the same but may have a general consistency of style from animal to animal they are rarely symmetrical. The antler grows from pedicules in the skull that firmly anchor the antler until its time to shed. Antlers can be broken or fall off prematurely but there is no real way to determine when and antler will fall. In feral conditions the reindeer along with other animals will normally eat the antler to recapture lost mineral. What is the difference between Antlers and Horns? Generally Antlers are annual ornaments while horns are permanent. Antlers grow from the tip and an injury to the antler at the tip, or involving the tip, may stop all growth for that season. Horns are permanent and not shed each year. They also grow from the base therefore an injury to the end of the horn, or removal such as blunting as used on rodeo bulls, does not affect growth. While there is often a visual difference between the structure and weight of antlers between male and female, that doesn't always prove to be true. Some sources say that only the males will grow a shovel which is a significant protrusion of flat antler off one branch pointing forward. The animals use this to break into heavy crusted snow when foraging for food.
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  10. Hopefully, this new tradition will catch on and, Santa Rob, you'll have a busy summer season!
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  11. Felix, Felix, Felix...maybe we did and I just forgot but go with it!! Or you may get coal!
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  12. santa visits the doctors tv show, whoever the santa is in this instance got a lucky gig
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  13. Hey all...I've only had one person call and answer my Big Chair question. For this podcast to work I need more participation from everyone. I need at least 2 more people to give my answering machine a call and answer the question. Just hitting the "LIKE" button on this post is not being an active participant. Have a look at the question above...think about how you'd respond and call. It's an answering machine so you won't have to talk to anyone...just record your answer.
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  14. I’ll stop putting lights on the roof, because I cannot get up on a ladder anymore. So I just put them around my fence, and around the awning on the front porch, that I can reach.
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  15. Ok...for the moment...the new phone number is 509-392-6072. It's through Skype and of course after I hit the purchase button I found out that I cannot customize the voicemail message so you will get some generic message. This is not ideal and I will be looking for an alternative. But for the moment...509-392-6072
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  16. Another outstanding episode! Host Greg Martin is extremely talented! Each episode is entertaining and educational. Thank you for all your hard work!
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  17. As ever, another excellent podcast. This is a regular feature for me each month which I really look forward too and Im never disappointed. Always some very useful information and great discussion. Radio Santa, Greg is a first class host. Thanks for the amazing job you do for us Greg, Top man!
    3 points
  18. Another grand slam! I am on pins and needles every last week of the month knowing a new podcast is coming up. I have listened to all of them 3x. RadioSanta is talented beyond belief. He keeps me engaged and entertained. Thank you so much for the podcasts.
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  19. Well Johnny there have been quite a few of these since Covid, so one never knows
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  20. I think you are right, it does look like Santa Ed
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  21. Appreciate you two. You're there every month!
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  22. My sweetheart, Mrs C, left a message for you. 🙂 Always glad to help you.
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  23. My apologies to anyone trying to reach me. My Google phone number was deleted and I'm trying to recover it. If not...I will set up a new one for you to call in to. Thanks...and sorry!!
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  24. There is hardly any kid out there who has never watched a single Disney show or movie and immediately fell in love within their childhood. Do you still watch the old shows and fail to miss the newer movies released under the Disney franchise? If your Disney mania is just as strong as it was in your childhood and Lego building challenges help you focus more, The Disney Castle 71040 will be one of the best sets you will ever lay your hands on. Released in 2016, The Disney Castle 71040 set was designed as an expert-level model for those aged sixteen and above. As the difficulty level is not something you can ignore, younger kids might not be suitable enough for building such an enormous model consisting of 4080 Lego pieces. However, as you read the Lego Disney Castle review, you will understand that it entails enough role-playing opportunities and family activities so that kids can watch you and learn, as well as enjoy placing some Minifigures or assemble simple pieces. As one of the largest sets from Lego and designed by Marcos Bessa, you should be prepared for the cost of the model set at USD 349.99 or GBX 289.99. Weighing 5.76 Kilograms, the box has a dimension of 17cm x 48cm x 58.2cm. What To Expect From The Disney Castle 71040 If you have built any detailed architectural model from the Lego Modular Buildings section, this set will give you a similar experience where you will find several references to the new and old Disney shows while opening various levels and sub-levels of the multi-storied castle. Whether it is the new-age Brave and Tangled, or the classic Mickey Mouse from the early 20th century –there is something for every fan. Straight out of the Walt Disney World Resort, this miniature Cinderella Castle with its marvelous façade and the themed room will be a jaw-breaking display feature of your home. At a height of 29 inches with a depth of 12 inches and a width of 18.8 inches, the castle brings several highlights – The detailed façade follows the elaborate stone bridge, a grand entrance through the wide arch gateway, huge clock, spired towers, and fairy-tale balconies. Endless Disney elements are there to be uncovered from the main building with four levels and the main tower featuring five levels topped with the golden spire. The first floor of the Main Tower is filled with assorted pots, pans, food elements and kitchenette, buildable pumpkin, broom, workbench, and a large stove with a redbrick pattern, taking reference from Disney Cinderella.The second floor is dedicated to Disney Sleeping Beauty or Maleficent with its spinning wheel and pin. This room also gives access to the room on the third floor of the Lego Princess Disney Castle.Rapunzel’s story from Tangled comes alive with the room on the third floor where you will find a chest full of scissors, a black lock of hair element, and a brush. It has a balcony and two stud shooters that shoot fireworks from the golden spire tower.The story of the first feature film of Disney, Snow White, and the Seven Dwarfs is depicted through the red apple, glass vase, and golden mirror on the fourth floor of the Main Tower.The fifth floor of the Main Tower has an arched window and bench adjacent to it. There are also a golden crown and two frog figures referring to the Princess and the Frog. The roof section can be removed to show the concealed storage containing the glass slipper of Cinderella and a fairy tale printed book.The wooden colored walkway features a target, bow and arrow, and three cake elements in relation to Disney Brave. The first floor of the main building comes with the elaborate arched doorway leading to the main hallway featuring mosaic tiling on the floor, suits of armor, an ornate chandelier, shields displayed on the walls, floor-standing vintage vase, and buildable flowers, and a grandfather clock like the Beauty and the Beast. You will also find the golden lamp for genie and the Aladdin’s magic carpet on one side.The room on the second floor of the main building also brings the story from the Beauty and the Beast alive with dark blue buildable curtains on pole, glass case element for the rose, and buildable ornate candelabra.The third floor of the main building has a connection to Fantasia Sorceror’s Apprentice with its chest, spellbook, bucket, and mop elements, as well as access to the second floor of the main tower.The fourth floor is a bedroom with an intricate bedstead and ornate headboard features. One of the best parts of this set is the assorted Minifigures and you can also bring related Mini-dolls from other Lego sets. Let’s check out the five Minifigures of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Daisy Duck, and Tinker Bell from the Lego Disney Cinderella Castle – Mickey Mouse –A well-proportioned head and intricately printed torso are accompanied by the Disneyland Park-special tuxedo with new fabric representing the jacket tails efficiently.Minnie Mouse –The white polka-dotted red dress and bow as seen in Disneyland Park look perfect in contrast with yellow shoes and printing on back and front. It has printed eyelashes. Donald Duck –His classic attire i.e. the sailor suit printed on the torso look in perfect sync with the detailed head and the separate hat that attaches onto the head. The white tail sticks out of the waist.Daisy Duck –Her pink bow sticks to the head and her pink skirt is printed to fit to the Disneyland look with lavender-colored shoes.Tinker Bell –As the exclusive doll figure of the set representing the doll from Peter Pan of 1953, it comes with wig hairpiece on the head that has a cheeky smiling expression printed on it. The green skirt has fabric wrapping around the hips and printed green dress while the translucent plastic wings are attached on her back and she holds a magic wand. Building Experience With The Disney Castle 71040 As you are aware of the highlights of the model, it is time to follow the Lego 71040 review to delve into the building process so that you do not miss any tiny detail. You need to assemble the shallow plates to create the steps that lead to the entrance and the balustrades on the sides topped with the pyramidal pillar caps. Creating The Doorway The detailed lamps on both sides of the door reminds of the headgear of Witch-King while the golden elements stand in contrast with the wall fitting in a reddish-brown color scheme. Add the hinges on the wall to let the doors open easily. Look out for the carved stonework around the archway, as well as the intricate railings by the steps. The small balcony gets more depth with the printed wall panel along with the finials in white and sprinkled bluish-grey color scheme along the terrace. There is a coat of arms hanging in front of the balustrade and the clock showing the time of 11:52 PM i.e. just minutes away from the stroke of midnight, the time before Cinderalla was supposed to leave the ball to keep the spell of the Fairy Godmother intact, above the double-arched canopy looks significant. Creating Castle Walls Use large panels adorned with stickers representing worn-out brickwork for the walls and masonry bricks with carved supports for the detailed parapet. The curve of towers is created with 4×16 bows. Place the frogs facing each other on lily pads for them to kiss and turn into the human form of Naveen and Tiana. The white and bluish-grey color scheme of the walls stands contrasting the dark blue color of the rooftops. Mount wedge plates on hinges to match the steep slope of the roof while the finial is formed by fitting the hinge. Creating Hallway For the walkway of the Lego Disney Castle Lego round 2×2 tile with printed target and three round 1×1 tiles with printed cakes are used for the Brave movie reference where Hamish, Hubert, and Harris, Merida’s brothers turn into bears eating the cake enchanted by the witch. Assemble the vaulted ceilings, flaming torches on the wall, and two guard statues for the large hallway. The ship’s wheel is used as a chandelier to hold 8 candles turntable beneath the floor is utilized to form the angled tile design. Hang the carpet element above Genie’s lamp and place the buildable knight statues. Add the vintage heraldic symbol printed shields on the wall on the right side. Use the cone, a few 2×2 dishes, and an inverted dome to create the ornate vase with a golden ring base. The Grandfather Clock timing is set to the one outside with the printed 2×2 tile as its face. Creating Upper Levels White and tan plates are used for the walls to create contrast with the grey of the curtain wall. Use scroll bricks with white frames to give the windows a complete look. Add the hearth, pearl dark grey cooking pot, and other elements for the kitchen. Place Lumiere, the candelabra on a wooden table, and the Enchanted Rose beneath the glass cloche. Tan masonry bricks can be used to decorate chimney stacks on the roof attached by 2 studs and add golden accents as matching elements to the flags on outermost towers. The book in the compartment as revealed on removing the roof has a ‘Once Upon A Time’ cover with 1×2 tile. The glass slippers are placed inside the three-piece glass case. Creating The Main Tower Use white railings and hinges to form the curved base of the octagonal tower and add spires with a pink curtain to the interior for the window. Two printed bricks and pearl gold and reddish-brown elements are used for the bed of the bedroom. Hang the magic mirror on the wall and stick the reflective element in the middle. The topmost room can hold a Minifigure and you can place any doll to create an imprisonment moment from a fairy tale. The intricate stonework with carved crenellations around the spires looks eye-catching. You can hold Tinker Bell on the gilded spire of this tower. Light Up The Disney Castle 71040 Set On finishing the structure, you can light up Lego with the Lightailing or Briksmax lighting kit for The Disney Castle 71040 that anyone who is six years old or above can install and there is no need to be an expert in electrics to install the kit. If you are up for some customization, there are 34 random Lego pieces that you can add to the existing structures. Also, as the kit comes without batteries, get some AA batteries in advance. Two illustrated and universally described instruction manuals will take you through each installation step and afterward you can take the user guide as reference.Get the Briksmax light kit that comes with remote control to switch between nine colors, change brightness level and even control the LED glow for specific areas.The kit contains one changing multicolor light string, two solid color projector lamps, six white LED strips, five white 30cm LEDs, ten 30cm, and fifteen 15cm warm white-colored LEDs.The light kit for Disney Castle 71040 comes with three 50cm, three 5cm, and seven 15cm connecting wires that you should insert between the stubs to keep them hidden and safe from damage.There are two Adhesive Squares, a battery pack, tweezers, a multi-function board, and a 30cm power cable for the USB hub. Testing the kit beforehand is necessary to avoid any issue later on as the return-and-replacement window is only open for a week after delivery. Once done, connect the hub to the main power maintaining the voltage below 5V and as manufacturer guarantee of two years, keep the after-sale card safely. The post Lego Review: The Disney Castle 71040 appeared first on The Best Toys Guide. View the full article
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  25. I like the white overalls, red hat and shoes!!! What a great look and a great Santa!!!
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  26. In the words of Don Meredith from Monday night football!!! “You can take me now Lord, I’ve seen enough!”
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  27. nioce podcast like always, looking forward to next months podcast
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  28. In my choir room, I kept a decorated, white tree year around. I changed it to match the holiday. At the end of June, I would decorate it red, white, and blue. When I decorated it for Fall is when I got the most comments on it.
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  29. yes, and what they said
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  31. Entertaining, informative, and a lot of fun! If you're not tuning in, you're really missing out on something special. @RadioSanta is at the top of this Santa's nice list!
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  32. Keep up posted, please!
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  33. 10 Fun Facts About Sleigh Bells The ringing sound of sleigh bells is all too familiar around this time of the year. It’s the official siren signaling in the winter season. While a well-known signature staple on sleighs, Santa suits and reindeer, jingle bells haven’t always been associated with Christmas. They do much more than just ring in holiday cheer. 1. Sleigh bells or jingles bells are a type of bell that produces a distinctive jingle sound. They are in the percussion family of instruments. 2. The bells are made from sheet metal bent into a spherical shape with a small ball bearing or short metal rod placed inside to create the jingle sound. 3. Small bells were known in ancient times. In Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, and Egypt they were commonly suspended from the trappings of horses, mules, and camels. 4. Centuries ago, sleigh bells were fastened to horses to signal the approach of someone important or to warn pedestrians of an approaching vehicle. Sleighs were unable to stop quickly enough so they needed a warning sound. 5. William Barton opened the first US sleigh bell company in East Hampton, Connecticut in 1810. East Hampton eventually became known as “Belltown” because it produced so many bells. 6. Sleigh bells, or jingles, are rarely used to produce specific pitches. Mozart, however, prescribed this in the third of his Three German Dances K605. 7. The song Jingle Bells, also known as “One Horse Open Sleigh,” is one of the most popular and most recorded songs on Earth. It was written in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont and was originally meant for Thanksgiving. 8. Sleigh bells were one of the first instruments played in space. In 1965, Gemini 6 astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra, smuggled bells and a harmonica onto their spacecraft and played Jingle Bells for mission control as a light-hearted holiday joke. 9. The affluent ornamentally wore bells as a symbol of wealth and status. 10. In old Pagan beliefs, jingle bells are used to ward off bad luck, diseases, and evil spirits. Today, some motorcyclists strap small bells to their handlebars to ward off road demons. Source: Miki Onwudinjo - Oxford University Press.
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  35. he should be in the hall, end of story
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