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10 Small Christmas Towns with the Most Holiday Spirit

Reader's Digest Logo By Jill Gleeson of Reader's Digest | Slide 1 of 11: People say things are bigger in Texas, and Grapevine proves the point with a super-sized Christmas celebration. Highlights are the North Pole Express; a rollicking train ride for families featuring caroling elves; and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus that runs on weekends from Thanksgiving to Christmas. The Parade of Lights on December 7 features marching bands and more than 100 floats. The city’s Gaylord Texan Resort transforms into an indoor winter wonderland during Lone Star Christmas from November 10 to January 1. In addition to 2 million twinkling lights, a 54-foot tree and 8-foot gingerbread house, there is ice galore—2 million pounds of it carved into magnificent frozen sculptures and giant slides. (By the way, here are some things your mall Santa won't tell you.)

There may be no place like home for the holidays, but we’ve found 10 towns across the country where Christmas is celebrated with such joy that your family might want to start a new yuletide tradition.

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