If you've ever seen any holiday Hallmark movies, you may have noticed a trend. It seems as if most movies involve a small town. While this may seem predictable and slightly annoying, it almost can't be argued against. Small towns tend to be ingrained with natural charm year-round and exude a sense of close-knit community. At the holidays, this charm just multiplies. Everyone knows everyone else and people are actually nice to each other, the corner store is quaint and cute, people drink hot chocolate and go ice skating...all the things that just make you feel good and put you in the holiday spirit.
Many people think of these movies as a guilty pleasure. Snuggled up on the couch with a special Hallmark mug filled with a hot toddy, your tree lights creating a cozy glow, a candle filling the room with a holiday aroma...it can give you an irreplaceable feeling. You just can't stop watching, even though the plots and acting may not be the best.
However, others find them too corny to watch. If that's you, then you can get your dose of small town by visiting one during the holidays instead. Filled with vintage appeal, festive displays and events, these small towns featured in a Reader's Digest article are sure to get your holiday mojo going. We're talking carolers, gingerbread houses, horse-drawn carriage rides, tree lightings and so much more. Below you'll find the list of these old-fashioned towns. If you live near one you should schedule a day to visit! Your inner child will thank you.
Corning & Hornell, New York
Crested Butte, Colorado
McAdenville, North Carolina
New Castle, Delaware
Rapid City, South Dakota
For details about each town, check out the full article from Reader's Digest.