History of Christmas Villages

History of Christmas Villages

As far as Christmas goes, the city of Palm Springs, California is far removed from being a Christmas village. But for Dennis Lloyd his annual return for winter time in Palm Springs signals the beginning of Christmas. He just can’t wait to get there right after Halloween each year. In a large bedroom in the Lloyd home Dennis has painstakingly constructed a shimmering Christmas village made of porcelain buildings, molded Styrofoam mountains, and thousands of miniature details, from trees to light poles to roadways, some handcrafted by Dennis himself. Dennis is 88 years old this Christmas and he sees noRead more

Footage of 1920s Era Santa Training Reindeer

Footage of 1920s Era Santa Training Reindeer

It must take a tremendous amount of work for Santa to train his reindeer to do what they do. For eons parents have tried to explain. Evidently the effort never ends in trying to justify or explain how Santa does what he does. In this rare vintage footage we see Santa from nearly 100 years ago training reindeer in some mountain setting somewhere. It’s great stuff: