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  • 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.
  • 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.

Don Mcabee


Don Mcabee last won the day on February 22

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About Don Mcabee

  • Rank
    Distinguished Member

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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. Yesteryear....

    I will investigate more tomorrow, honestly I have tried to give these 2 lamps away to a few of our seniors in my neighborhood for the past 2 years and they didn't care for them because of their condition. Now I think they deserve a good renovation job and then possibly a new home. I can't for the life of me remember where I got these. 😂
  2. Yesteryear....

    Like these? Wow never paid them any attention
  3. Yesteryear....

    Awesome pic , Thanks for sharing. Im 99.9% sure I have those lamp posts in my garage...not sure where I got them, but im gonna go check. What should I look for? Carolina Ent.?
  4. GFP Closing

    in have seen tons of molds being sold there in the past week or so. Many of them were in plain white. I wonder if anyone scored any plain white big bulbs.....that would be cool!!!
  5. Blow mold flamingo help

    these are solid pieces with the exception of the metal rod legs. I have spent the biggest part of the morning rehoming them in sets of 2 in all my senior citizen neighbors yards. They are gonna love them lol
  6. Blow mold flamingo help

    any clues how to find out? the tag says made in USA but nothing else. I have a neighborhood plan to start a flamingo invasion lol
  7. Blow mold flamingo help

    Bought a half pallet of these today and need help with mfg. Tag says where they were distributed from, and Made in USA but no mold marks etc. I got a great deal on them, not sure why I wanted them lol but...here they are ( my wife is gonna kill me)
  8. GFP Closing

    no kidding, like I said in other posts I'm sure each piece had a story to tell, I would love to hear the news that the plant had been bought and will resume production, this might end some of the Down spirits that have followed the closing
  9. Merging of new P.C.

    I gotta read up on this, im a user of both platforms, but Big j is right, alot of drama goes on there....
  10. In search of...

    Hey guys, Im kicking around the idea of adding a few molds to the "neighbors yard" part of my display. Already knowing that molds and mold prices are kinda up in the air right now with GF closing, I still want to ask if anyone has....the price....ship to SC 29341 one or both of the following Carolers...(I refer to them as the Dickens carolers because of their clothes...blue coat..top hat etc Santa Train with tender car Condition is not....tooooooo important, I plan to refinish them....Let me know through PM or right here Thanks !!!!
  11. Poloron mechanical total restoration

    YEAH NICK!!!! Where the heck ya been? I even lost you on Facebook (i pretty much lost all my fb contacts...stupid samsung)
  12. Craigs List and Ebay

    I would be so bold as to say after all the tires have been kicked and no takers, he will listen to offers. In the above post where 5k was offered, he might rethink taking that offer once he sees that 15k is a bit too steep. But Im with Big J, I hope someone follows his posts and keeps us updated. It will be interesting to see if he gets a 15k taker or not.
  13. GFP Closing

    trust me I have seen Detroit and it's tragic as well, I think gf closing got next to me like my wife said, it's close to home and Christmas related. Hopefully a new business will grow in that building soon and get everyone back on track.
  14. Craigs List and Ebay

    heck yeah Big J, buy this lot, I need all of those grand venture deer!!!
  15. Youtube, and Light o rama forums are gonna be your best friend