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If You Couldn't Spend the Holidays at Home

Posted December 19, 2007

If you couldn't spend the holidays at home where in North Carolina would you spend them? In other words what town or place defines Carolina Christmas?

I won't try to persuade you with my own ideas but I can think of several Christmas alternatives along the coast, in the mountains and in between.

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  • tennispro Dec 21, 2007

    If I could not be home I would spend Christmas in NYC or Jackson Hole Wyoming!!

  • Packy Dec 20, 2007


  • mcmags Dec 20, 2007

    Blowing Rock, with snow of course!

  • jungleairforce Dec 19, 2007

    I would truly love to spend Christmas in Blowing Rock. I have not seen it during Christmas but I can imagine that it would be like a Thomas Kincade painting. Bill I alway look forward to seeing you at the Grandfather Mountain Games each year. I am a proud member of the Grandfather Mountain Branch of Clan Cameron.

  • sam62 Dec 19, 2007

    While in the military years ago, I found myself in strange lands at Christmas time. There just is no place that can take the place of home and Family at this special time of the year. Being a Lee County native, I still find that is where I want to be at Christmas.

  • ebd Dec 19, 2007

    I would spend Christmas in a log cabin in Hot Springs, NC. I just love that little town in the mountains.

  • Snoopy Gal Dec 19, 2007

    I would love to spend it at the Outer Banks - we have a time share at Kitty Hawk, secluded back in the woods. Spend time back there where it is nice and quite and traveling from Currituck in the north to Ocracoke in the south. I love to hear the ocean at any time of the year - walking on the beach any time of the year is "Peace on Earth" to me.

  • GroupOfPricklyPears Dec 19, 2007

    Grove Park Inn-Asheville
    Sanderling, Duck, NC
    New York City
    Palm Beach, FL
    San Francisco, CA
    Paris, France

  • davidpmcknight Dec 19, 2007

    Salisbury, where you can get Cheerwine to go with your Christmas dinner and where people are so nice and thoughtful, Santa has to budget an extra hour and a half of time there when he swings through the Piedmont section of the state.

    David McKnight--Durham

  • carolinamissy Dec 19, 2007

    In a cabin on a snow covered mountain top in Tennesee.




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