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Old 12-06-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Los Altos, CA
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Chicago and San Francisco are my favorite places to be at Christmas.
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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We always go back to South Florida for Christmas. But we're planning on going to NYC a couple days before Christmas.

Is it the first time you're seeing NYC around Christmas?
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Old 12-06-2009, 08:38 AM
 
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Is it the first time you're seeing NYC around Christmas?
Yeah.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:14 AM
 
Location: where my heart is
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In the USA, nothing beats NYC. However, I have always wanted to go (been there in summer) to Salzburg, Garmisch (Bavarian Alps), or London at Christmas time.
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Old 12-06-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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NYC hands down.
Chicago isn't too far behind though
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Yeah.

Let us know what you think.
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Old 12-06-2009, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I think it's no city.

I think it's small town America. It's where everyone knows everybody else including the local guy who sells the Christmas Trees, the woman/guy/minister/priest who picks the songs for the choir to sing in church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and the people who sing them, the family that decorates the outside of their home, the parents who still bake Christmas cookies, the kids who put on Christmas plays, the mayor who lights the Christmas tree, the guy who decorates his truck/motorcycle/ATV, the scouts and the pets, the fire department, the military and its veterans, and the police that march in small town parades where the "floats" are homemade and everybody recognizes the town officials in open cars as their neighbors, the utility guys that hang the town ornaments on poles, the people still make presents and you actually wear them/use them. It's where people still go sledding (and see their friends) on the highest point in town which may only be the side of an overpass. It's where people put up nativity scenes on their lawn or in front of the court house or in the town square and Joe Blow down the block, from another faith, doesn't make a federal case about it offending his eyeballs.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I think it's no city.

I think it's small town America. It's where everyone knows everybody else including the local guy who sells the Christmas Trees, the woman/guy/minister/priest who picks the songs for the choir to sing in church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and the people who sing them, the family that decorates the outside of their home, the parents who still bake Christmas cookies, the kids who put on Christmas plays, the mayor who lights the Christmas tree, the guy who decorates his truck/motorcycle/ATV, the scouts and the pets, the fire department, the military and its veterans, and the police that march in small town parades where the "floats" are homemade and everybody recognizes the town officials in open cars as their neighbors, the utility guys that hang the town ornaments on poles, the people still make presents and you actually wear them/use them. It's where people still go sledding (and see their friends) on the highest point in town which may only be the side of an overpass. It's where people put up nativity scenes on their lawn or in front of the court house or in the town square and Joe Blow down the block, from another faith, doesn't make a federal case about it offending his eyeballs.

Actually, all of these events occur in cities also.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: where my heart is
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Default They each have their own appeal

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I think it's no city.

I think it's small town America. It's where everyone knows everybody else including the local guy who sells the Christmas Trees, the woman/guy/minister/priest who picks the songs for the choir to sing in church on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and the people who sing them, the family that decorates the outside of their home, the parents who still bake Christmas cookies, the kids who put on Christmas plays, the mayor who lights the Christmas tree, the guy who decorates his truck/motorcycle/ATV, the scouts and the pets, the fire department, the military and its veterans, and the police that march in small town parades where the "floats" are homemade and everybody recognizes the town officials in open cars as their neighbors, the utility guys that hang the town ornaments on poles, the people still make presents and you actually wear them/use them. It's where people still go sledding (and see their friends) on the highest point in town which may only be the side of an overpass. It's where people put up nativity scenes on their lawn or in front of the court house or in the town square and Joe Blow down the block, from another faith, doesn't make a federal case about it offending his eyeballs.
I actually like both, which is why I mentioned the Alps in another post. The small towns in New England are very pretty, and similar to what you posted, during the Holiday season. They really don't decorate with a lot of lights, etc., and keep it very simple. I love the look of a simple lighted candle(electric) in the windows as a sign of welcome. Many of the homes in New England only have those.

Again, each has their own appeal.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:15 PM
 
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Let us know what you think.
I don't know if we're still going. But I'll be sure to let you know, if we do.
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