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Christmas Villages - do you have one?

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Puddelchen Sun 02-Dec-18 08:22:32

Can I see your Christmas village please? I love Christmas villages but only have space for a small scene. Mine is Christmas Carol themed as my houses have the names Scrooge and Marley, Cratchit, Butcher and Candles above their doors. I also have Scrooge and Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim figures. The billboard carrier is advertising a showing of A Christmas Carol.

LizzieMacQueen Sun 02-Dec-18 09:51:59

That's lovely (and not particularly small). I would show you mine but you'd need to wait another fortnight. Mine is an all in one piece and is a village square scene.

Nanalisa60 Sun 02-Dec-18 09:56:47

I think it’s very nice and if your happy that all that counts but I’m afraid a Christmas village is not for me!! Would be a boring world if we all liked to same thing!! Enjoy your Christmas

Puddelchen Sun 02-Dec-18 11:07:39

I think Christmas villages must be quite popular judging by the price second hand figures and buildings go for on eBay. It’s a piece of escapism I guess.

Puddelchen Sun 02-Dec-18 11:09:26

You should see the size of some of the ones in the US! I guess they have more room in their bigger homes.

5foot5 Sun 02-Dec-18 17:46:20

Oh I would love one of those!

I remember when I was a child I used to have a lot of farmyard toys - farmhouse, barn, animals etc. One year with my sisters help we turned it in to a nice Christmas scene with cotton wool snow and an upturned jam jar lid to make a frozen pond.

Where do you get your village? Is it bought as a set or do you collect individual pieces?

Puddelchen Sun 02-Dec-18 20:33:03

5foot5
I bought the houses second hand on eBay. The figures are by Lemax. Lemax do houses too but very expensive. I got my 4 houses for half the price of one new Lemax one.

JaiNotJay Sun 02-Dec-18 20:38:21

I'm not sure it counts but I have some bits from the Lego Winter Village range. Haven't built it yet this year so I don't have a photo. It's not a traditional Christmas village but I love it. I'd love a proper one too, maybe one day!

Puddelchen Mon 03-Dec-18 07:06:47

The Lego village definitely counts. Sounds like fun.

reluctantbrit Mon 03-Dec-18 07:48:14

www.auerbacher-erzgebirgs-haus.com/Ulmik-Figures/Ulmik-winter-children/Winter-children-painted:::17_64_106.html?language=en

I want one but I fell in love with this company and their prices are eye watering

I collectedd the nativity set over the years so I always promise myself to start on the village. Maybe in 20 years I have one.

ifoundthebread Mon 03-Dec-18 08:32:36

My sister has just started collecting the lemax Christmas Village range. There is a garden centre close to us that sell alot of them, definitely cheaper online though. Love going to see them all put together in village set ups.

Puddelchen Mon 03-Dec-18 11:08:00

Reluctantbrit I have a confession to make, I have a second village from the Erzgebirge in Germany, see my photo, and yes, it cost an arm and a leg.

Puddelchen Mon 03-Dec-18 11:14:58

More confessions, I have a third village on my kitchen window!

JaiNotJay Mon 03-Dec-18 22:27:32

I love your German village Puddelchen! Your house must look so festive with all those villages set up.

WheelchairWoes Mon 03-Dec-18 23:32:48

I only have one house in my village so it's more a forest but I hope to find and buy some village houses and people soon! I'm trying to find some nice village houses that I like. There is a really nice wind mill one that I really want

Puddelchen Tue 04-Dec-18 07:22:54

Thank you JaiNotJay .
WheelchairWoes I adore your forest just as it is!

musttryharder Tue 04-Dec-18 12:11:57

I do, it's Lego and currently 'under construction' here's the first half smile

Puddelchen Tue 04-Dec-18 12:34:35

Musttryharder that Lego one is brilliant and you get the joy of building it every year if you want to, or leaving it intact. What fun!

Bobcat14 Tue 04-Dec-18 21:40:05

I have been obsessed with Xmas villages for so long, it's a standing joke with my family. My obsession stems from childhood christmases in Germany where so many homes had lichthaus displays. I cannot believe how popular they've become over here now, I'm giddy with excitement going into garden centres at this time of year.
I collect the German ceramic lichthauser which I've only been able to get from German markets before but I've noticed some of the Christmas markets over here have started to do them too. I will post my display next week once I've been to a Christmas market in Belgium at the weekend (and will hopefully be adding to my collection).

Figmentofimagination Tue 04-Dec-18 22:01:27

This is ours. DH loves it, it's his task to build it each year. These 3 photos are from 2015, 2016 and 2017. You can see how it's increased in size every year.

Figmentofimagination Tue 04-Dec-18 22:02:36

This is this years. He's not bought anything new, but has spread it out more.

Rufusthebewilderedreindeer Tue 04-Dec-18 22:10:00

I haven't got a village

But i have two lemax houses

My dad has loads and ill probably ge those eventually

My plan is to collect them each year and pop them on top of the bookcase

Apologies for the bad photos

I cant be arsed to get off the sofa

thenewaveragebear1983 Tue 04-Dec-18 22:11:40

We have a Lemax. It’s Dh’s pride and joy.

Puddelchen Wed 05-Dec-18 07:38:23

Super villages and all different.

MiddlingMum Wed 05-Dec-18 13:24:23

I love the German one.

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