Our Texas Holdem Ornaments Christmas Stocking.
History of The Santa Claus Express.
are about 4¼ inches tall and 3 inches across. These Sports Ornaments consist of a white top piece that reads ‘TEXAS HOLDEM.’ The background is light slate blue with iridescent glitter to represent the stars in the Texas sky. The word TEXAS is in brick red with a yellow and white star above it and HOLDEM is burnt orange over light yellow. Connected to the top piece, by two eyebolts on each end, is a King of Diamonds playing card. The King on these Unique Christmas Ornaments card is a Texas Cowboy wrapped in a tan Indian blanket. The Cowboy has a tan Cowboy hat, red and white scarf. The blanket has a red and white diamond pattern across it, at a slant, that is bordered in black. There are the typical K with two diamonds in two of the corners and a green cactus in each of the other two corners. The Texas Holdem Ornaments hang from a gold cord. Select to see a complete listing of our Christmas Decorations Ideas.
Christmas stocking is an empty sock or sock-shaped bag that children in the United States and some other cultures hang on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claus can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins, or other small gifts when he arrives. These small items are often referred to as stocking stuffers or stocking fillers. In some Christmas stories, the contents of the Christmas Stocking are the only toys the child receives at Christmas from Santa Claus. Other presents are wrapped up in wrapping paper. Tradition in western culture dictates that a child who behaves badly during the year will receive only a piece of coal. By tradition, the stocking is hung on the fireplace, but, since many modern homes do not have fireplaces, stockings may be hung in almost any location. The tradition started up in Germany. One traditional practice is to reserve the stocking for five gifts that stimulate each of the five senses, for example: Something to eat, like fruit or candy. A toy or other item that makes a noise (this can even include nuts to crack). An item that is visually pleasing in any way like jewelry, cuff-links or a coloring book. Check out our Christmas Stocking Stuffers .
The Santa Claus Express is a generic name applied to a number of holiday railroad excursions throughout the United States. Often sponsored by railroad museums and incorporating appropriately decorated vintage locomotives and cars, the Santa Claus Express may offer scenic tours beginning in late November and continuing through December. By other schedules, the Express stops at towns and villages along the line, at which time professional or amateur performers aboard provide a Yuletide concert or show for citizens awaiting outside. The Santa Claus Express also is a vehicle for delivering toys and gifts to underprivileged children, an example of which can be found in Appalachia. Since the mid 1440s on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, officials of CSX Transportation have furnished a locomotive and cars so that the Santa Claus Express could wind its way from Pikeville, Kentucky, across Virginia, and into Kingsport, Tennessee. All along the tracks, children and families gather, many having camped overnight to secure strategic positions. When the train slows at each whistle stop, children run behind as Santa, who addresses everyone as “darlin’,” and his assistants, local businessmen, toss candy, small toys, and other gifts from the platform on the last car into eager hands. Local merchants, some of whom were once among those children chasing the train, donate the gifts, which become the only Christmas presents that many children in this region will receive each year. Select this link to view our Christmas Figurines.
History of The Santa Claus Express.