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SAN ANTONIO XYZ - curated by Al Cannistra. Fun and happening goings on around San Antonio and Texas. #SanAntonioOne #SanAntonioXYZ  #AlCannistra
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Some of the Earliest Christmas Cards Were Morbid and Creepy

Some of the Earliest Christmas Cards Were Morbid and Creepy | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Santa kidnapping children and murderous mice were par for the course in the Victorian-era Christmas card tradition.
Al Cannistras insight:

over the years Christmas cards have changed - thankfully...

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Here's where San Antonio ranks among top cities to celebrate Christmas

Here's where San Antonio ranks among top cities to celebrate Christmas | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Standstill traffic, jam-packed store lines, and last-minute shopping frenzies have many locals in more of a seasonal panic than cheer. But it turns out that San Antonio is actually
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Go San Antonio!

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Why do we hide a pickle ornament in the Christmas tree?

Why do we hide a pickle ornament in the Christmas tree? | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Maybe the pickle ornament tradition began in Germany or maybe it was just marketing.
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a pickle is healthy....   a pickle on a Christmas tree - yes, I remember that....

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Why good Christmas trees will be hard to find

Why good Christmas trees will be hard to find | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Want a real Christmas tree this season? Expect fewer options and higher prices.
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if you are into fresh Christmas trees.....  heads up! As I read thru the article, I was surprised at what they say about the branches that are hydrates vs not - always something to learn!

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America’s Favorite Cities for Christmas Lights

America’s Favorite Cities for Christmas Lights | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Each city in the country has its own traditions and celebrations for the holidays, but for some, it’s a yearlong wait for their shining moment on the calendar.
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HOLY SMOKES - SAN ANTONIO IS #1

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The bird songs behind 'The 12 Days of Christmas'

The bird songs behind 'The 12 Days of Christmas' | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
The various feathered gifts from the popular Christmas song deserve a closer look (and listen).
Al Cannistras insight:

just who are those birds they sing about?

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Thousands of Santas take over New York City to spread rowdy holiday cheer

Thousands of Santas take over New York City to spread rowdy holiday cheer | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Some Santas were naughty, some Santas were nice.
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Santa used to be a heavyset old man with a beard...   I guess he has been modernized....   too bad

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Two Texas Towns Among Best Small, Southern Towns for Christmas Magic

Two Texas Towns Among Best Small, Southern Towns for Christmas Magic | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Christmas festivities in two small Texas towns, Fredericksburg in the Hill Country and Grapevine in North Texas, made the list of best small southern towns for Christmas magic.
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Christmas magic in Texas...

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San Antonio Real Estate Blog: Christmas Around the World

San Antonio Real Estate Blog: Christmas Around the World | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Celebrate Christmas Around the World
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Merry Christmas Everyone

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6 scary Christmas legends

6 scary Christmas legends | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it
Christmas isn't all jingle bells and jolly old St. Nick. Here are six of the scarier Christmas legends lurking about, and they don't come from the North Pole.
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YIKES!  "‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;  "...

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Do you know these fun facts about Christmas?

Do you know these fun facts about Christmas? | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it

Christmas and the holiday season is a time for great fun and festivities. We've found some brilliant - and little-known - things about this festive holiday.  

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comparable to catnip - for lions!

hmmm - interesting way to recycle Christmas trees

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Official NORAD Santa Tracker

Official NORAD Santa Tracker | SAN ANTONIO XYZ | Scoop.it

eep an eye on Santa....For 60 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa’s flight. Follow Santa as he makes his magical journey!

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keep an eye on Santa....

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