Just be’ Claus

Posted by on Dec 15, 2011 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Have you noticed that more cars than ever are sporting reindeer antlers out the windows and a fluffy red nose on the bumper? Reports just in from Ohio are saying that single-themed decor is so 2010, and that animated displays of Frosty, Santa, and the Nativity can be programmed to flash in harmony, all on one lawn.

Really it doesn’t seem to matter what part of the country, or the world you’re in… there’s a market for all things decorative when it comes to “Christmas” — from the plastic and bright to the holly-jolly, handcrafted stuff. Here’s pictured proof from the staff at KRD. James posted some photos from the Christkindl fair he attended in Mifflinburg, PA; Tom from a Christmas fair in Potsdam, Germany; mine are from Mexico..natch; and Rich… well his are off the internet.. as well as being slightly off topic.

James wrote:

The Mifflinburg, Pennsylvania version of the 700-year-old traditional German market has been a tradition for my friends and me for the past 5 years. For three days Mifflinburg’s Market Street is lined with festive outdoor booths featuring handmade crafts and traditional Christkindl treats.


The entrance to the fair


A family of Gingerbread people occupy a miniature gingerbread house, where they bake more of their own kind to eat


St. Nicholas roamed the fair


Despite being below 20 degrees, this year’s fair was the most crowded ever!

Tom sent in these pictures from Germany:

The Christmas Fair’s German original…looks to be just as wildly popular as its American imitation.


Tom said this was an animated caroling moose…or course it is.


Katie and Tom!

Kim’s pictures

This little Mexican mountain town specializes in the production of Christmas ornaments


Here’s one of the stores filled to the brim with everything you could ever want to deck the halls


…and the walls

and from Rich:

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