The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My Top Ten list would not be complete without:
All in the Family - Christmas at the Bunkers
Andy Griffith Christmas episode
Dick Van Dyke Christmas episode
Mary Tyler Moore 1st Christmas episode...
Remember when Black Friday was on Friday?
Imagine what will happen if the stores are allowed to stay open all night Christmas Eve until lunch time on Christmas Day! This year, more than 50,000 restaurants, bars, convenience stores and...
My Dog Sam
Dear Abby, I too was picked on when I was a child and I too turned to our dog Queenie. She always gave me love and she always listened. Bless you.
Does anyone collect Department 56 items? I just went to a Boscov's here in Maryland and the store is closing. They dont have much left in the store but they do haev a good amount of Christmas things. They had several Department 56 houses 70% off. I have always wanted some and never been able to afford them. I bought myself 2 and am just thrilled..now I have to wait to put them out =0( lol
That's awesome! What exactly did you buy? I believe I have a few Disney things. I too wish I lived closer. I'd buy up all the Mickey stuff.
I just bought 2 of the village houses (north pole edition) that light up. Im going to do a little village on my mantle this year. I already have a few houses from lemax but didnt have any from Department 56 until now.
I'm so jealous! I love the Dept 56 houses, but I can't afford them.
I want to start collecting Lemax this year. Is there a huge difference in quality between the 2 brands?
Hi there, honestly for the money I would go with Lemax. I have a few Lemax houses (Halloween ones also) and I think they are really nice for the price. We have a Michaels craft store here (not sure if they have them where you live?) but they often have 40% off coupons and I have gotten a few of my Lemax houses for under $20 which you cant beat! If they arent on sale they usually run between $30 and $40 a piece. The Dept 56 ones are painted a little better but who in the heck is going to look at every little detail? If it wasnt for me getting the 2 Dept 56 houses 70% off I would have never gotten them because I think $75 - $100 a piece is just way too expensive..good luck and if you end up getting some houses you will have to post some pics!
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About ten years ago I was really big into Dept 56. I think there IS a big difference in the quality. Anyway, truth be told, I have more buildings than I have space to display them. We have recently re-done our living room and this year we're going to make a better display than we have in years. I'm already laying track for the train.
In recent years, I've seen Dept 56 get a little more...um, greedy. I do not like much of their new stuff.