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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.

Don Mcabee


Don Mcabee last won the day on April 29

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About Don Mcabee

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  • My favorite Christmas story
    charlie brown christmas
  • Location
    gaffney SC USA
  • Biography
    new to competition lighting, need supplies and support
  • Interests
    Holiday decoration for my kids and the neighborhood kids
  • Occupation
  • About my display
    just getting off the ground

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  1. Don Mcabee

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    if I manage to go and take $1500 with me I'm sure I'll have plenty for you to paint
  2. Don Mcabee

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I'm looking into going now, nothing confirmed. Depending on my vacation days, Uhaul rental, etc
  3. Don Mcabee

    General Foam Auction Tarboro

    I got a message on Facebook today that GF is having one final...final...final sale this month I'm thinking the 29th but everybody should go to BMN and confirm...see ya there
  4. Don Mcabee

    RED C6 leds

    Time Left: 7 days and 7 hours

    • Wanted
    • Used

    Looking for red c6 leds new or used is fine depending on price, need approx 20 , 100ct strings full or half wave, will also consider m6 let me know.....I also have a butt load of gf BIG BULBS new in box if interested...


  5. Don Mcabee

    Just got these today and friday

    Big J, If you come across this deer, grab it up for me...Remember the "claude the reindeer" story I told my little girl? I NEED THIS CLAUDE!!!! LOL (not kidding lol)
  6. prayers going up!!!
  7. Don Mcabee

    Empire 1974 Christmas Catalog

    hopefully the ones that they bought at the auction will make it into production this year, I would like to see a new color scheme for the nativity...time will tell
  8. Don Mcabee

    Empire 1974 Christmas Catalog

    Well Mell, on a more positive note I read an update today that CADO updated their molds to include a few Gen Foam pieces, so this is good news...kinda...sorta
  9. Don Mcabee

    So I go to the antique mall...

    the ever elusive peep has been on my list all year and now Easter is over lmao I can't win😂😂😂
  10. Don Mcabee

    So I go to the antique mall...

    there are definitely some things in your pics that made my mouth water
  11. Don Mcabee

    So I go to the antique mall...

    I need to send you back shopping for me lol!!!
  12. Don Mcabee

    Empire 1974 Christmas Catalog

    Agreed, It's not every admin there but a chosen handful that will shut down a post if they are called out, or corrected. I deal with one lady on there by the name of martha, straight up, and as honest as they come. If she tells you she has a mold, can find a mold, or the value of a mold you can take it to the bank that she is shooting straight. There is alot of hateful comments directed towards (1) New collectors, they get belittled for lack of knowledge, or for posting in the wrong forum, (2) the "lucky people" the ones that always seems to find treasure in the garbage every single day. I enjoy seeing the new finds, etc but it's not always a happy bubbly environment that you would think you would find in a room of adults, discussing Christmas decorations.
  13. Don Mcabee

    ISO FM Transmiter

    alot of people dont like them but I love my wholehouse transmitter from wowlights...100 bucks
  14. Don Mcabee

    RED C6 leds


    • Wanted
    • Used

    Looking for a deal on red C6 led strings that someone is changing out from props etc, prefer 100ct inbox what ya have, possible trade of some sort on new in box BIG BULBS Blow molds from General Foam. Picture for reference


  15. Don Mcabee

    Everything has a reason

    Yes sir, that's it, and to add to the post, I have found 10 deer for the 2018 season (9 grand venture/empire mix) and 1 of the goofy deer (often called the butt dear) so Claude will make his debut this year!!!!