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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


Everything posted by Big J Illinois

  1. Big J Illinois

    You Make It Feel Like Christmas

    Great!!! How many power supplies do u run?:)
  2. Big J Illinois

    Home Depot blow mold

    Ours has 13 of them left..
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    All done! 2018 Display. Happy Holidays all!

    Got my votes!!
  4. I am so glad to hear the song WAS being played at Wally world... I know, I know ,of all places...
  5. I was talking with the wife and supposedly, the liberal news media has condemned the song "Baby,Its Cold Outside"....looking at this song, it's from 1944...I blame the liberal news media again,for this... has anyone heard about this?? I am soooooo tired of the liberal tards and stupid peopleout there ,for wearing there feelings , on there noses... My God people, it's a crying shame to hear this...it sickens me that the "Me Too" B.S. is allowed to cause the demise ,of a great song, with the true meaning of the holidays.. just my rant. Anyone??
  6. Has anyone put up there display yet? We r about 60% done. Would be further if the rain and COLD went away lolol. Calling for light snow on Friday. Rrrrrr...
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    My Rather Modest 2017 Display

    The Beco posts are way cool!!!
  8. The dog...it snuggles you lolol
  9. This is our 10 month old Daniff "Abby" she is 98lbs and LOVES christmas!! Anyone else?
  10. Big J Illinois

    Illinois Lights

    Let's see who, in Illinois has there displays!! I know there was an individual, whom shall remain nameless, that was recently on the GCLF.. in a suburb of chicago. Below is ours, NOT nearly worthy of the light fight...hardly close at all
  11. Ots all over the liberal news... check it out, most radio stations won't play it anymore
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    Illinois Lights

    I wanna get to 100k, or have my head examined lolol
  13. Big J Illinois

    Illinois Lights

    Hey Bull, about 60k..
  14. Big J Illinois

    Recommendation Needed - QUALITY Icicle Lights?

    I have had Wally world LED icicles for 3 seasons and never a problem..I take them over the summer and di electric grease all of them though..have 150ft and never a problem
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    Illinois Lights

    Vk, I hear ya about time!!
  16. Big J Illinois

    Virginia Displays

    Looks GREAT!!
  17. Big J Illinois

    Vampire Plugs at Home Depot

    Spt 2.. from HD...was like 35,shipped to me for 2 boxes of 25
  18. Big J Illinois

    Good luck tonight Bill!

    Finally just watched the episode!! Bill, your display is the BEST!!!!!! I would love to come see it, and get just SOME of your talant!!!!
  19. Big J Illinois

    Mega mega Mega tree?

    Hey, that was on GCLF a week or 2 ago... I would love to that!! Send us pics if u do that!!
  20. Big J Illinois

    Tomato Cages Causing GFCI Trip in rain

    Hi all, I know it's an old subject..my 6 tomato cages are causing the GFCI to trip..yes its raining, all else is fine. They are not in the water,all plugs are out of the water as well. They are powdercoated... ideas??
  21. Big J Illinois

    House Lights Flashing

    I use a electronic syringe..look online for them. Inject the female plug and done.. yes, a little will ooze out.:)
  22. Big J Illinois

    House Lights Flashing

    Glad to hear, that it wasnt the electical feed to the house! I use dielectric grease, yes it's a tad messy, But it works wonders.. cheers
  23. I wish it wasnt filmed, in the summer...nothing more then a big turn off, then, seeing the judge guy on there(second half) wearing winter clothes and seeing the homeowner,come out in shorts and short sleeves....oh, and the grass is green and there are leaves on the tree...check it out sometime
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    Finally got the cutouts up and lit

    WELL DONE!! I don't have the talent to paint like that, looks GREAT!!