Views of the Neighborhood – A Little Like Christmas

Port Aransas is looking a little bit like Christmas, so I thought I would do a quick run through town and see what evidence I could find of holiday preparations

A Little Christmas

My first stop was Winton’s candy store. They have a pet rattlesnake inside, and sure enough, there is a cartoon version on one of the front windows.

The other window featured snow people who are very rare here unless served with some kind of syrup.

On to the souvenir shop for a look at an entirely non-commercial holiday message.

The other window had a festive message as well.

The IGA is all decked out.

The city banners are up. Here is a message from Port Aransas to you.

The city tree is ready with gifts and decorations.

The motel with an airplane theme has Snoopy out front preparing to meet the Red Baron.

Here is a shot of one of the resorts holiday display.

My summation is not everyone is ready for the holiday. Maybe there will be more this week.

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  1. It’s early yet. There’s still plenty of time. Good pictures, John. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne. 😀

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  2. Is it cold? We have pictures of snow too, because it’s kind of impossible to snow in summer.

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    1. We don’t generally get snow. We are a climate much like Queensland. A few days chilly 40’s to 50’s F) then temps in the 70’s F again.

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  3. I love the Snoopy display. Snoopy and The Red Baron is one of my favourite Christmas songs.

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    1. Glad I captured Snoopy, Darlene. Thanks.

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  4. Marvellous set, dear John! I liked windows decorations very much! Thank you for a bit of Christmas mood!

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    1. Thank you for the comment. Maria.

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  5. Very festive and pretty.

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    1. Thanks, Charles.

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  6. People are getting into the spirit, though slowly this year it seems. The same is happening here for some reason.

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    1. I noticed the same. Thanks, GP

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  7. You should have brought your camera here, John. I’ve been ready since the first week of November. 🙂 I love Christmas decorations! Love the Snoopy display!

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    1. You should publish a few of your own, Jill. Thanks.

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  8. John,

    It IS beginning to look a lot like Christmas indeed! I love that red sleigh!

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    1. A surprise for me for sure.

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  9. It looks like there’s a lot of spirit running around. I love Snoopy and that biplane. I hope they had an electric pump – phew.

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    1. Yes. It was like a vaccum cleaner on blow.

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  10. ‘Tis the season, John! We have six inches of snow here this morning – won’t last, though. It turns to rain later, then to ice tonight, then snow tomorrow AM. A power outage storm. We’re just waiting…
    All of which you don’t have to suffer!

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    1. We don’t have to suffer all of that. Thank heavens. Sorry you do, Noelle.

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  11. Good morning, John,
    Winton’s candy store always gives me the shivers. I believe you can guess why. 😀 Snoopy in his plane is my favourite decoration, even if it’s not totally Christmasy.
    Here, I’ve had so much on my plate lately that I needed an complete at-home day yesterday and didn’t go out with my wife and her cousin for the Christmas lights here and in Johnson City. Maybe some other day. We’ll see.
    Have a wonderful Sunday,
    Pit

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  12. Festive and pretty!

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  13. Thanks for sharing, John. As a kid, one of the things I loved the most was the window decorations. Only back then, people actually painted scenes on the windows. Nostalgia!

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  14. I love the painted windows. When I was in school, every class was responsible for painting the windows on a store, and there were prizes for the most creative, and so on. Of course, going downtown to see the lights and the windows was A Big Deal. I especially like some of the local touches, like the ship’s wheel on the IGA window.

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  15. D.L Finn, Author · ·

    Decorations are appearing everywhere. You got some great shots including one of my favorites snoopy.

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  16. Isn’t it great when all the decorations go up, John? I am putting my home decorations up tomorrow.

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  17. Candy store and a bakery? Enough said!!! 😀

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  18. I like the festive Christmas tree, that red truck is calling my name 🙂

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  19. Looks like they’re working that direction.

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  20. I’ve always loved Snoopy! Thank you for a smattering of holiday cheer from Port A. Yes, it’s still early, though up here it feels a LOT like Christmas (and perhaps we’ll even have a white one this year!)

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    1. Snow and Illinois go together.

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  21. I want that Snoopy inflatable, John.
    It rocks hard.

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    1. The wind was blowing and it looked like Snoopy was actually flying sine the plane was movinf so much.

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      1. That would’ve been so cool!

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      2. Trust me it was.

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  22. I’m sure there will be more over the coming week, John. I love the candy store, but a pet rattlesnake inside? That would certainly have me running for the hills regardless of whether it was dressed all festive or not – yikes. I think I’d leave it to Santa to bring me candy. 🎅

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    1. I just found out the poor thing died in the hurricane. It is safe to go inside.

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      1. I’m sorry to hear about that. I wonder if they’ll get another one?

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  23. This was such fun, John. Somehow the combination of palm trees and Christmas decorations always charms me. Mega hugs!

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  24. I don’t care how good the chocolate is – if there’s a rattlesnake, no way would I go inside.

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    1. I just found out the poor thing was killed in the Hurricane. It is safe to go in. Thanks, Teri.

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  25. It all looks very Christmasy, John!

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    1. Thank you, Michelle

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  26. A little snow and you’ll be all set. Even though you may not get much, you just never know when it might show up..:)

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    1. We had snow last year. First time in ten years. It lasted about an hour.

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