Signs of Christmas in Two Virginia Cities

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Downtown Lexington, December 4, 2014

Traveling up Rt. 11 yesterday from Lexington to Staunton, I noticed a peculiar similarity in the two towns. Founded about 30 years apart in the colonial era of Virginia, the two cities were both constructed on hilltops. Both have about the same footprint and both have amazingly similar looking downtowns!


Downtown Staunton, December 4, 2014

Each now decorated with identical Holiday wreaths, it’s hard to tell them apart if you have never been there. Both have historic neon signs and interesting storefront signage and designs. Both have similar arrays of one-way streets making it difficult for first-time visitors to find their way around all the “one-way”, “do not enter”, and “no left turn”/”no right turn” signs.

The neat thing about both cities is their ambiance. Historic, quaint, peaceful, nostalgic are just a few adjectives that come to mind. The only thing missing is a thick layer of snow and George Bailey running rampantly across the streets shouting Merry Christmas!

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1 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation2 A Charlie Brown Christmas3 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer4 It’s a Wonderful Life5 Home Alone6 Elf7 Frosty the Snowman8 A Christmas Story9 Miracle on 34th Street10 How the Grinch Stole Christmas





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