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  • Christmas 2017 countdown has begun. Most people reveal their displays the day after Thanksgiving. 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.
  • 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.

Big J Illinois

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Big J Illinois last won the day on November 17

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About Big J Illinois

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  • Birthday February 18

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    To many to tell
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  • Biography
    No one is a stranger, never met one yet.
  • Interests
    Home improvement, christmas lights, garage sales
  • Occupation
    Blue Collar,Head cook and chief bottle washer
  • About my display
    Growing and always room for one last bulb

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  1. Snowman Candy Cane Poles

    Well done AC!!
  2. Pics of anyone's display progress

    Hey Jeff, is that stuff you picked up or did you have it already?
  3. Is it worth it?

    Seen this on Fleabay also...170 is rape...Santas Best,nothing fancy...Look around King, there are a BUNCH of shisters this time of year,praying on any fool...be aware.
  4. Wire frame deer lights out

    The Incan Light Saver would work grear about now
  5. Wire frame deer lights out

    Incandescent or LED? I would fix them:)
  6. Who's ready to light up?

    Thanksgiving eve for us,all ready, tested and good to go!!
  7. Wire frame deer lights out

    Hey Joliet, are those the ones with animated mini lights for the legs and C7 bulbs for the body?
  8. Who is this fellow?

    So GFP makes the Snowman with the top hat only?or do they make others?
  9. Who is this fellow?

    Shamrock Plastics out of Peoria Il rings a bell...we have the Pumpkin ones
  10. Cado/Union Blowmolds at Menards!

    Now they need the 11% off to help!!
  11. My Holdman Star

    Well done!!
  12. too many lights?

    Why not use a contactor ,inline, with the LOR and have NO load problem to worry about, other then burning a contactor out. It's made to take amperage...most are full tungsten, not coated. I would rather replace a contactor each year, rather then a LOR controller. All a contactor is mega big relay,designed to slam on and off,without failing to often. Thoughts??
  13. My Holdman Star

    Looks sharp!! What's the dimensions of it? What kind of lights and HOW heavy is that thing?? Nice looking house and set up:)
  14. After Christmas Sale

    I did that already Rotorman! It is a shame that someone would steal from anyone....there is a special place for people like that...
  15. After Christmas Sale

    I am sooooo sorry Terry:( Once again, some you know what, don't wanna work, steal from us hard working people , to feed there family...what a crying shame....it's IRKS me that some loser in life ,can't buy there own things...