A Town Called Christmas

Imagine living in a place where it’s Christmas all year round. Music to our ears but the reality is probably a little different for those who chose to live there. What follows is our list of the most well-known town/villages/islands called after the season of goodwill.

Australia

Situated in the warm Indian Ocean Christmas Island is a sparsely populated Australian owned territory that was discovered on Christmas Day 1643. There are several thousand locals who unfortunately don’t appear to have taken much time in exploiting the fact that they come from a place called Christmas.

USA

By far the biggest density of towns called Christmas can be found in the U.S. which means that the post offices in each have a mini boom each Christmastime as people from all around travel there to have a genuine Christmas postmark on their Christmas cards. We’ve concentrated on the 5 most well-known Christmas towns below.

Christmas, Florida take the name of their town very seriously, so much so that for 365 days of the year a fully decorated huge evergreen stands proud in the centre of town.

One thing Christmas City, Utah has over its Florida equivalent is the fact that it is almost 5 thousand feet above sea level so it is all but guaranteed to be white come the big day in December.

Christmas, Michigan takes its role as a destination for Christmas fans very seriously no matter what time of the year you visit. With the tiny population of just 400 dedicated to the cause it is surely a must stop if you need a genuine festive fix.

Christmasville, Tennessee may be a shadow of its former self having being a bustling community over a hundred years ago but it still has a rich history of folklore to its name. You can read much more about this intriguing place here.

There is very little evidence that Christmas, Mississippi exists but this tiny community can be found on the road to Beulah not too far from Christmas Airport!

Pacific Ocean

Another Christmas Island (also called Kiritimati) can be found in the Pacific Ocean and is populated by several villages of which the biggest is called London. The island is well known for its diverse range of activities such as birdwatching, surfing and nuclear bomb testing (!).

View All News Stories »Published 01 June 2013 :

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