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Christmas All Year-Round

For most people, the build-up to Christmas lasts a couple of months, then when the wrapping paper and trimming is recycled on Christmas day, the excitement is more or less over. The tree is taken down and the decorations are soon packed up until the next year. But for the family that owns the Christmas […]

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Santa Collectibles are ‘Snow’ Joke

In today’s Christmas celebrations, Santa Claus is a jolly, round, white-bearded figure symbolic of joyful giving. But he wasn’t always this friendly. Shelley Maynard, owner of Pewter Rabbit Antiques in Eugene, has a circa 1910 postcard with Saint Nick holding a switch, to whip you if you weren’t good. “That’s where the ‘naughty or nice’ […]

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