Christmas Blossoms - 2009

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Ok, Guys.
Now I'm really confused.

Went to Crabtree to see the Big Guy and there he was!
(Sorry about the blurriness)



Then, I met this Friendly Furry Fellow at North Hills mall.
(He kindly posed for me!)



But then I heard Santa (fresh from the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade) was going to visit the Macy's at Crabtree Valley on a nationwide tour of the Macy's stores!
Grabbed my camera and got his pix, too.


SEVERAL DIFFERENT SANTAS?
How can this be??
Can anyone tell me what's going on?
(Auntie, you're pretty good at explaining things like this!)
 

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Three more views of Kris' visit to Macys:








He read 'Twas The Night Before Christmas to all the kids, then visited with them individually.
What a guy!
 

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Really enjoyed these photos folks, and a huge thank you to Crown for coming up with the idea! I'll have to try and post some photos here!!! Thanks again!

jay
 

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Crown - your picture of the tree; it has sock monkeys as ornaments!!!!!!!!!!!

Brilliant!!!!!!!!! I used to have a sock monkey (like Linus's blanket, I had a sock monkey) called Cheeky until he fell apart and my mother threw him out (I was scarred for life!) because she couldn't fix him anymore.

I want another sock monkey..................!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Here is another Santa. He came straight from Santa's village in Lapland ! Picture from 2008.
 

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That jolly old gentleman really gets around.
Thanks, Kerst!
 

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Some miscellaneous shots around Raleigh:

# 1 & 2 = The Harris-Teeter grocery store where I do most of my shopping.
# 3 = Santa, on his throne at Crabtree.

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# 4 = When I saw this beautifully decorated doorway while driving, I did a U-Turn, came back, and snapped this through my windshield!

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# 5 = Decorated tree at Restoration Hardware in the mall

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# 6 = Tree lights at night near an office complex about a half mile from the mall.

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I like that doorway; I think I will try that myself!
 

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A couple more decorated railings at North Hills (outdoor) shopping mall:

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Nice garland display.




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Hotel at North Hills with alternating decorated railings.
 

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Well, only two more sets to go and I'm through - my hotel series and my day & night series.

We are running short of time, friends!
Anyone have any more photos to submit??
 

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Battle of the Hotels.


The Marriott has a nice tree surrounded by poinsettias.



Not to be outdone by the Marriott next door, Embassy Suites presents this entry:

 

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Another tree, on the Embassy 2nd floor balcony.



When I saw this storefront display in the small strip mall where I grocery shop, I vowed to come back later with my camera.
As you can see, I did!
(The reindeer's head moves up and down)
 

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What a beautiful storefront!
 

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OK, Guys!
My last photos for 2009!

1 & 2
Day and Night comparisons of Crabtree Valley Mall's tree.
Quite a difference!



 

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Likewise, with competing North Hills Mall's gigantic tree.



 

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Well, I have enjoyed setting up this thread and sharing my pictures. Always gets me into a Christmassy mood!!

Anyone else have some nice photos to contribute?
(Don't feel any pressure to meet a deadline since unlike our Countdown thread, the Blossom threads stays open for contributions all the time!)
 

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To Crown 84 and everyone who posted the wonderful photos in this thread; thank you for taking the time to post these pictures so that we can enjoy them. It's great to see that there are still places that aren't afraid to put up Christmas decorations. I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas!
 

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