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These are a few of my favorite holiday gripes...

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On 2016-11-26 12:36, King Bushwich the 33rd wrote:
I do not like Christmas stuff before or after December but I do miss this place

Tanks for the memories King B.
I hadn’t thought about this place in years.

Every Day WAS Christmas - Santa Claus, California 1948-2002

Carpinteria, California

The Reindeer Room was part of Santa Claus, California -- a tourism village concept now gone. It was on the coast, near Carpinteria, and was more a roadside strip of buildings than a village. Still, it was the year-round Christmas stop for snowless coastal California, and exploited the ubiquitous "San" in most town names.

A large Santa defined the horizon, while a large snowman puffed his pipe and pondered the vast Pacific before him. Developers have plowed away any trace of Santa Claus... though the 20 ft. tall plaster Santa survives in a vacant lot turned into a Santa memorial park in Oxnard.

[ Edited by: nui 'umi 'umi 2016-11-26 22:29 ]