A Christmas village (or putz) is a decorative, miniature-scale village often set up during the Christmas season. These villages are rooted in the elaborate Christmas traditions of the Pennsylvania Dutch. Mass-produced cardboard Christmas villages became popular in the United States during the early and mid-20th century, while porcelain versions (especially those created by the company Department 56) became popular in the later part of the century.
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... Christmas Village has been named Best Outdoor Christmas Display in the World by Display World magazine ... A twilight image of Christmas Village was used as jacket art for the book Christmas in America A Photographic Celebration of the Holiday Season by Peter Guttman, published in 2007 ... Christmas Village has been featured frequently by local media, as well as by national and international outlets ...
... In the 1970s, ceramic or porcelain Christmas villages were introduced and started to gain popularity ... Other companies, such as Lemax, have also produced similar villages, and there are numerous other brands sold ... Like many other Christmas traditions, the notion of a village to celebrate a holiday has spread to other holidays, with a few companies making Halloween and Easter villages ...
... Koziar's Christmas Village is a seasonal attraction located in Jefferson Township, near Bernville, Berks County, Pennsylvania, U.S.A ... Christmas Village utilizes approximately one half million Christmas lights and other decorative effects in a presentation that has repeatedly been listed among the top tourist attractions in ...
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“Zhivago: It seems you bombed the wrong village.
Strelnikov: They always say that. And what does it matter? A village betrays us, a village is burned. The point made.
Zhivago: Your point. Their village.”
—Robert Bolt (19241995)
“End of tomorrow.
Dont try to start the car or look deeper
Into the eternal wimpling of the sky: luster
On luster, transparency floated onto the topmost layer
Until the whole thing overflows like a silver
Wedding cake or Christmas tree, in a cascade of tears.”
—John Ashbery (b. 1927)