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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


Everything posted by Big J Illinois

  1. General Foam Auction Tarboro

    Sounds like they may make them? I have 29 of them, want more!!
  2. Check out blowmolds for sale

    I do have blowmolds for sale. Contact me for questions. Located in 61008 Thanks J
  3. Blowmolds for sale

    Time Left: 2 days and 6 hours

    • For Sale
    • Used

    Contact me, as I do have blowmolds for sale.


  4. Blowmold for sale

    Time Left: 2 days and 6 hours

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    Up for sale is an Elf. Not lit,the left front is discolored, and a crack, on the bottom side. Includes the cane as well. Doesn't include shipping


  5. Blowmold for sale

    Time Left: 2 days and 6 hours

    • For Sale
    • Used

    Up for sale is an Elf. Not lit,the left front is discolored, and a crack, on the bottom side. Includes the cane as well. Doesn't include shipping


  6. Blowmold for sale Halloween

    Time Left: 2 days and 6 hours

    • For Sale
    • Used

    Pic 1 is in great shape ,a 9/10. Lights up as it should. I am not into the halloween stuff anymore. Still has the tag on the plug . Made by TPI ,Don Featherstone embossed I want 80 for it, plus shipping. Thanks J


  7. Custom Christmas Light Cord

    We made (2) 50ft cords for our 30 tin soldiers ,that will outline the one side of our property. The total length will be 100ft or so The cord is 16ga. Was thinking of SPT with vampire plugs, but not sold on them, for a 100ft run.
  8. Custom Christmas Light Cord

    Hey Wizard, the cord worked GREAT,as for the color....couldn't tell, as it was covered in snow,and at night, can't see it at all. I am going to have to build a few more, as I have aquired more candle molds yesterday and today.
  9. Just got these today and friday

    Garage sales have started this year and Letgo has blessed us!! Does anyone know about the Dapol antern on what year it was made? I know it lights up and has the original, non safety plug . Also the candles? Year ect? Thanks J
  10. Prayers for Val & Family

    So sad, but no more pain. God bless
  11. Prayers for Val & Family

    I have never met Val personally and feel for her and her family. Many prayers from our family.
  12. So I go to the antique mall...

    I would get them all lolol:)
  13. So I go to the antique mall...

    I have 2 of the candy canes you posted. I hope to add to the collection this year
  14. So I go to the antique mall...

    My mouth is watering!! I love the last pic and the PEEP's!!
  15. SORRY for the absence.

    Hey Jerry, haven't heard from ya...no need to apologize to us on here. Let's hope that everything goes well for your dad:) MANY,MANY Prayers from Big J and Family
  16. Plywood sealer recommendations

    Hey Jeff, I use Rustoleum paint,in primary and secondary colors. After they are dried,2 days or so..I seal, with GE 100% silicone.
  17. Plywood sealer recommendations

    I use clear silcone,100% flavor
  18. I am looking for a FM transmiter. Let me know what you got. I know what they cost,so please,no over inflated prices.
  19. 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.
  20. 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!!!
  21. 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
  22. 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! !
  23. 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..
  24. 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
  25. First year with LOR

    Well done Scott!! Very tastefully done:)