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Did we mention our GINORMOUS order of Department 56 that just came in? The North Pole Hobby Horse Barn is a fun piece that kids from 1 to 92 will love. It’s a great price at $80. Let us know if we can ship you one.
The Christmas Shoppe has been delighted to carry Department 56 villages since it’s opening 20 years ago.  However, these delightful villages are much older.  This year celebrates their 40th anniversary.  One Christmas evening, a group of friends set off to enjoy a dinner of celebration at a small country inn nestled in a quiet river town. As they rounded a bend in the road, they saw the small, old-fashioned village decorated for the holidays. The lights, like fairies, glowed and sparkled amid the freshly fallen snow. All evening, the conversation was full of Christmas memories and the visions the tiny town had evoked. Amidst the jovial banter and magical memories, the idea for a lighted Christmas village was born. That spark of an idea became a reality when, in 1976, Department 56 introduced a series of six hand-painted, ceramic buildings. The rest is history.
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