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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.

Big J Illinois


Big J Illinois last won the day on March 14

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About Big J Illinois

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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. About and hour and 10 for me,not sure what I would do with 100 wreathes..I did look on gov.deals and would love those wooden cutouts in Texas.. those I would use.
  2. Did Everybody Quit PC?

    I have said before, a one on one with Mel would be great. The knowledge he has would be a blessing to have. Ramble on Mel, I do ALSO enjoy your knowledge!!!
  3. Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Hey Mel, I wish that Chuck would have done a 1 on 1 with you. I would LOVE to see the collection of molds you have. Getting the knowledge you have would be super vauluable. I, myself,don't think for a second you ramble on. The new blood isn't as knowledgeable...jmo
  4. Did Everybody Quit PC?

    Hey All, I appreciate the hard work that Chuck has done for sure. I don't like the changes at all, to hard to navigate. I am not the only one whom has said anything, but put it back to what it was please Chuck I did mention, myself wouldn't be lurking as much ,since the big change. Mel, I do read your posts, of the little I have contributed to this site, and I mean little, It has never been a waste of time ever. I too, have met some pretty cool people through here. Some jerks and some you know whats....in regards to Donna, I couldn't agree MORE with ya:) It's to hard to glimpse,at what is being talked, posted discussed about. Tom is right, they do tend to slow down ,after the 1st of the year Hey Xenon, send that weather up north please! !
  5. GFP Black Friday

    Spybook SUCKS!! Get it out of your life...you WILL feel better it's a very toxic place the be..to many busy bodies and amber hit the nail on the head..
  6. PlanetChristmas Changes for 2018

    Hey all, won't be on here much as I was. Not sure of the change or what, but its to hard to navigate. I have made many new friends, collegues,contacts, ect and thank you all. Most importantly, Chuck. You have a great site and hope you continue to keep it up. Many thanks to all I have met, PM'ed to and had the pleasure talking to. Talk to ya'll later Thanks Jeff
  7. First year with LOR

    Well done Scott!! Very tastefully done:)
  8. Poloron snowman on Ebay

    Good ol' fleabay...schill bidding anyone?
  9. Hanging with My Peeps

    Are these avail online?
  10. Hanging with My Peeps

    Those are GREAT!!! I would love to have those!!
  11. Poloron snowman on Ebay

    Hey Mel, those of us who know fleabay....sounds like schill bidding to me
  12. For sale - GIANT snow machine

    Way cool!! Wouldn't the suds made, cause a slick spot, when they refreeze on the lawn?
  13. GFP Closing

    I net that place would be scary at 3am, no lights on...boy, if the walls could talk...it would be eerie to heAR what they would say. Imagine the stories,gossip and employee talk you would hear...it would be interesting to see the blowmold machine(s) in production,just to see a santa pop out in its raw form..to see the employee paint...and what ,through the eyes of QC the, critiqing ...it would be SOO cool ro see the production of these products
  14. Caring For Inflatables and replacing fans

    If you have a multi meter ,plug just the transformer in and see if there is an output (usually low voltage )...if there isn't I would say the transformer is shoyt, rather then the blower motor. I am not sure if the 12v ,as u said feeds the lights inside,but only the 12v blower. Are there 2,3 or 4 prongs inside the cord,that feeds the blow up? Pics would help
  15. Caring For Inflatables and replacing fans

    Is the transformer toast or the motor assembly??