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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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About Big J Illinois

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  • Birthday February 18

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    To many to tell
  • Location
    Illinois
  • 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. Pics of anyone's display progress

    Hi aclark, hope all goes well!!! Get well soon:)
  2. I would take a guess and say a parade of some kind...I thought I heard " the nuts have blown away, oh here come the nuts"..In the movie A Christmas Story, what's the name of Ralphies,teacher?
  3. Squirrel ate tha end off a string!

    Follow the wire that goes the the adjacent light...that one is FOR the light, post a pic if you can
  4. Picked these up today. Any info?

    Candle is Empire? GF on santa?
  5. This early snow on my blow molds

    How much snow are u getting there?
  6. I wish we had the snow...I would take it!!
  7. "Snots" What color,is the jello mold,with Meow Mix on it?
  8. "Save the neck for me ,Clark" Whats the name of Clarks boss?
  9. Brittle and crumbling

    Now that's a snow storm!! Let's hope we have the snow, but not like that:) or until our displays are down anyways!
  10. Silent site?

    So PC is dying? I haven't been a member for a long time,but what good ol' days are u talking about??
  11. Jelly of the month club. What's the trivial question Slankard?
  12. PVC ferris wheel build!!!

    Welcome back:) I would LOVE those plans for next year,when you can:)
  13. Yes, and "It looks good, even if it's not lit"...Joshua,what's your trivial question
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