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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.

Big J Illinois


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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. Big J Illinois

    Walmart has a reindeer crossing blow mold

    I wanna get one also!!! I want 2 of those also!! Is there a bar code or any manufactured names?
  2. Big J Illinois

    Walmart has a reindeer crossing blow mold

    Slankard sent me the pic we ALL have been waiting for! Thanks Slankard!!
  3. Big J Illinois

    Walmart has a reindeer crossing blow mold

    I said to text me the pic, would have posted it for him:) I am interested in what it looks like!
  4. Big J Illinois


    Gonna have to get these, dont have them yet
  5. Big J Illinois

    Walmart has a reindeer crossing blow mold

    Do you have an item #, SKU#?its on the receipt:)
  6. Big J Illinois

    eBay find at a reasonable price

    I have all of those in my molds...Fleabay is a ripoff!! You'll never pay more lolol
  7. Big J Illinois

    Menard's Christmas 2018

    So menards has the christmas stuff out?
  8. Big J Illinois

    Menard's Halloween 2018

    We have these locally at Menards by me, 15 min away:)
  9. Big J Illinois

    Christmas Lights across Roof

    Looks great!! Just had a $16000 roof put on the house...so gonna pass but yours looks GREAT!!!!
  10. Big J Illinois

    Any pet lovers here?

    I love pets!! We have a 8 month old Daniff. We crate her during the day. Bought a Farm and Fleet crate...not good..she houdinied her way out see pic.. anyways bought a better cage..weighs 102lbs...have to put it together yet. We want to get a E Collar...so that's the next step. Her dad was the dane and mom was the English mastiff. I would get another one in a heartbeat. The love and affection dogs have!!!! They dont judge you, only love you:) She at 7 months was 81 lbs. Her dad was 190!! The price to pay for a E Collar is cheap...in comparison to 5 My Pillows she chewed lolol
  11. Big J Illinois

    American Maid

    Looks like a sticker?
  12. Big J Illinois

    Warehouse Christmas Sale

    I tried the link and dont work
  13. Big J Illinois

    Which paint would you recommend to use on this pumpkin?

    Looks great!! How does it look lit?
  14. Big J Illinois

    Seen these today

    Seen these while out at the local Wally Mart..made in China's finest..97 pennies each
  15. Big J Illinois

    A few Halloween blow molds

    Way cool!!