There is a new poll that ranks the top 75 most Christmassy towns in America. It's exciting that Indiana has claimed two of the spots. I find it hard to believe that Santa Claus, Indiana isn't number one, simply by its name alone.

18. Santa Claus, Indiana

Yes, you read that number right. According to a poll by Mixbook, our cozy little town that houses the Santa Claus Christmas Store, Santa Claus Land of Lights, and Santa's Candy Castle only has enough Christmas to make it to 18 on the list of 75.

Santa Claus, Indiana; Facebook
Santa Claus, Indiana; Facebook

Here's what Mixbook says about Santa Claus, Indiana:

The town's very name, Santa Claus, sets the tone for its Christmas celebrations. One of the most iconic attractions is the Santa Claus Post Office, where thousands of letters to Santa from all over the world are received and answered. The town also features various Christmas-themed shops and attractions, including Santa's Candy Castle and the Santa Claus Museum, which add to the festive atmosphere. During the holiday season, Santa Claus, Indiana, hosts a series of events and activities that are perfect for families and visitors of all ages. These include the Santa Claus Christmas Celebration, a festive parade, and the opportunity to meet Santa himself. The town is adorned with beautiful holiday lights and decorations, creating a magical setting that captures the wonder and joy of Christmas.
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Photo by: pigeon forge canva

1. Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

During the holiday season, this picturesque town transforms into a winter wonderland, draped in millions of twinkling lights and festive decorations, creating a magical atmosphere that captivates visitors of all ages. The town hosts an array of Christmas-themed events, including parades, shows, and the renowned Winterfest, showcasing stunning light displays and live entertainment. Additionally, Pigeon Forge is home to Dollywood, Dolly Parton's famed theme park, which features its own spectacular holiday celebrations, complete with seasonal music, performances, and traditional crafts.

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