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Gall means rancor or bitterness of spirit, but it also means bile. I suppose bile doesn't often taste good. Courser is another word for a fast horse, and the author of "A Visit from St. Nicholas" which has been much-disputed over the years uses it to refer to reindeer as well. Over the years, lots of amazing things have happened on December The birth of Jesus Christ, however, was not one of them.
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Inback when the town went by Santa Fe, they learned that a town of that name already existed in Indiana. Wanting to at least keep the first half of their address, they reportedly chose the name Santa Claus simply because they failed to come up with something more creative.
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Looking for a blinged-out nutcracker in the middle of July? The self-proclaimed largest Christmas shopping village in the South is home to wreaths, lights, ornaments, and any other holiday-themed decor you may need whatever time of year you need it. The Inn at Christmas Place features performances by a singing Santa three times a week, present-wrapping workshops, and Pirates - Deep Dive Corp. - More Bass of holly jolly embellishments.
Things get even more intense around the actual holidays, with 30 or more trees displaying nearly half a million lights on the hotel grounds. BY Stacy Conradt. Subscribe to our Newsletter! BY Kenneth Partridge.
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