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    2022 Top 10 Christmas tunes list

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    TSO keeps going and going and going

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    PlanetChristmas video from 2002

    Back in the good-old-days the PlanetChristmas display at the Smith household was quite popular.  The local Fox 17 news outlet from Nashville, Tennessee came out to film the display.  That…

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    Before PlanetChristmas

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    The rumor mill ends another year

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    That house on Christmas Street tour continues

    Many of you PlanetChristmas folks know the story of how my little song, “The House on Christmas Street,” was discovered by a decorator online in 2006 and quickly caught on.…

    Another Top 10 Christmas tunes list

    At PlanetChristmas we get to see a lot of Christmas displays. We also talk to music producers, programmers and radio DJs about what they think will be hot come Chrtistmas…

    Rumor mill rumblings

    The workshop has been buzzing about all that recent presidential excitement in the USA. We’ve never had an election here at the North Pole. Santa has been in charge from…

    Cold Weather Decorating

    The holiday season always has great television shows like Crazy Christmas lights, Christmas Gone Wild, The Great Christmas Light Fight… all help to reinforce to our friends and family that…

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        The rumor mill

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        Rumor mill

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        Rumor mill rumblings

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