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Christmas In Pendleton SC

Updated on November 22, 2016

Christmas in Pendleton

Holidays In The Village In Pendleton South Carolina

Through the years, this time of the year in Pendleton has been known as Christmastime In Olde Pendleton and also Holidays In The Village. It all begins the day after Thanksgiving with the Tree Lighting Ceremony and continues until Christmas.

Pendleton is a wonderful destination for your Christmas Shopping and Dining and we invite you to join us in a beautiful relaxing atmosphere where the Spirit of Christmas abounds. Let's all try very hard to support our local businesses!

Thinking about the Holidays in Pendleton inspired me to write the little poem below.


Photo by Ohme taken on the Village Green in Pendleton SC at Christmastime

Wishing you and yours a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Come join us in Pendleton SC.

2016 Christmas Schedule for Pendleton, SC

November 25, 6 pm – Christmas Tree Lighting

Nov. 26th, Dec 3rd, 10th & 17th – Pendleton Christmas Market

Dec 9 and 10 - Christmas in Old Pendleton Home Tour sponsored by Pendleton Historic Foundation.

Dec 9 - 2nd Friday Event from 6 to 8 around the Square

December 11, 3 pm – Christmas Parade

Christmas Events in Historic Pendleton SC

6 pm with music, cider and cookies.  Santa will be in the Guard house.
6 pm with music, cider and cookies. Santa will be in the Guard house. | Source
Crafts, Art, Home baked goodies and more
Crafts, Art, Home baked goodies and more | Source
Some Shops and Restaurants stay open from 6 to 8 with special offerings.
Some Shops and Restaurants stay open from 6 to 8 with special offerings. | Source
Get your ticket on the Pendleton Historic Foundation website
Get your ticket on the Pendleton Historic Foundation website | Source
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Order Homemade Pies or Pound Cake

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Mr. and Mrs. Claus 2013 - Photo by Ammons Portrait Studio

Pendleton SC Christmas
Pendleton SC Christmas

Aren't they the best you have ever seen? We sure are lucky that Mr. and Mrs. Claus paid us this very special visit.

Blessing of the Nativity December 1, 2013 - Pendleton Presbyterian, Pendleton United Methodist and First Baptist Churches

Christmas in Pendleton

by Nancy Hellams

Christmas In Pendleton, South Carolina

ByNancy Hellams

Experiencing Christmas in a small Southern town

Is something I do every year that rolls around.

I look so forward to all the goings on

And am proud to call Pendleton SC my home.

We light the town tree in the middle of the square

It has been erected with oh such care

The candlelight ceremony just warms my heart

As I listen to participants do their part.

Singing Carols, drinking cider and eating cookies, too!

Are all things friends and neighbors are meant to do

The Christmas Spirit is in the air

At our little Village on the square!

I won't be going to a crowded mall

I will be shopping around the Farmers Hall

For there are quaint shops with gifts galore

Right under my nose - who could want for more!

I will join my friends for a special lunch

Or maybe even a Holiday Punch

We will laugh and talk on the Village Green

And listen to the Carolers as they sing!

Our Churches and Schools have special programs, too!

The Happenings around Pendleton are never few.

There is the Theatre with a seasonal play

And Historic Tours offered most any day!

Don't forget the Arena and the Christmas Market too

Oh me, Oh my - There is just so much to do!

The Christmas Parade is always fun

In this little town of Pendleton!

We welcome visitors from all around

So join us in our special town.

Pendleton is the place to be

Come for a visit and you will see!

Wishing you a joyful Holiday Season

As we remember the real reason

We celebrate this special time

In this wonderful town that I call mine!

Scenes from Christmas 2012 in Pendleton SC

A Drive Around the Historic Village Green in Pendleton SC - Pendleton is beautiful with all the white lights

2012 Grand Marshals: Jo and Pete McConnell

Pendleton Christmas Parade Grand Marshals
Pendleton Christmas Parade Grand Marshals

Photo Collage from Pendleton Christmas Parade - Dec. 9, 2012

pendleton christmas parade
pendleton christmas parade

2012 Holday Gift Market

2012 Holiday Market on the Square in Pendleton SC - Click smaller photo to see enlarged

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More Talented Crafters at the Holiday Market

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Scenes from the 2012 Tree Lighting Ceremony in Pendleton SC

Dr. Roger Rollin Reading "Twas The Night Before Christmas"

Photo by Greg Ammons of Ammons Portrait Studio on the Square in Pendleton SC. Click the picture to go directly to Greg's website.

Pendleton High School Ensemble singing "Carol of the Bells" - Photo by Greg Ammons

PHS Ensemble
PHS Ensemble

Riverside Middle School Choral Group - Photo by Greg Ammons

Riverside Choral Group
Riverside Choral Group

Sandra Gantt singing "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas" - Photo by Greg Ammons

Sandra Gantt at Pendleton Tree Lighting
Sandra Gantt at Pendleton Tree Lighting

Photo Gallery of Christmas Tree Lighting by Greg Ammons

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Dr. Roger Rollin giving his dramatic reading of "Twas a Night Before Christmas"PHS Ensemble prior to Tree LightingVillage Baker window at ChristmastimeA great crowd at the 2012 Pendleton Christmas Tree LightingMayor Frank Crenshaw and Town Administrator Amber BarnesThe KalleysThe McConnells
Dr. Roger Rollin giving his dramatic reading of "Twas a Night Before Christmas"
Dr. Roger Rollin giving his dramatic reading of "Twas a Night Before Christmas"
PHS Ensemble prior to Tree Lighting
PHS Ensemble prior to Tree Lighting
Village Baker window at Christmastime
Village Baker window at Christmastime
A great crowd at the 2012 Pendleton Christmas Tree Lighting
A great crowd at the 2012 Pendleton Christmas Tree Lighting
Mayor Frank Crenshaw and Town Administrator Amber Barnes
Mayor Frank Crenshaw and Town Administrator Amber Barnes
The Kalleys
The Kalleys
The McConnells
The McConnells

Businesses at night around the Village Green in Pendleton SC - White lights really make our town shine!

Want a real treat? Double Click the Fireplace Video - Click "View in another window" and then full screen

Now just relax and enjoy the fire while listening to Johnny Mathis!

Scenes From The 2011 Tree Lighting in Pendleton SC

YouTube Video of the 2011 Tree Lighting - Wonderful crowd, great entertainment, hot cider and cookies and a visit from Santa

It was a perfect night in Pendleton SC on December 1 for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony.

Wanda Batten of Ken Rowland State Farm serves up some mighty good cider - Thank you to everyone who contributed cider for this event.

Don Peppers - Prayer at Tree Lighting
Don Peppers - Prayer at Tree Lighting

Tequilla Stokes, Linda Allen and Sheron Sweeney entertain us again this year - singing Rocking Around the Christmas Tree, Christmas in Dixie and Pat-a-pan

and here they are singing Rocking Around The Christmas Tree

Riverside Middle School 8th Grade Chorus - Kayla Maw directing

Riverside Middle School 8th grade chorus
Riverside Middle School 8th grade chorus

The Riverside Middle School 8th Grade Chorus sange Carol of the Bells and We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Preview of A Christmas Story - Playing at Pendleton Playhouse - Clemson Little Theatre

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas StoryPendleton Playhouse864-646-8100Clemson Little Theatre Season 2011-2012

Brock Horton, alto saxophone - Riverside Middle School Band

Brock Horton at Pendleton SC Tree Lighting 2010
Brock Horton at Pendleton SC Tree Lighting 2010

Clarinet Duet - Joy To The World and Oh, Come All Ye Faithful

clarinet duet
clarinet duet

Sandra Gantt - 2012 Grand Marshall - Pendleton Christmas Parade

Pendleton Christmas Parade
Pendleton Christmas Parade

Sandra Gantt is the Official 2011 Christmas Tree Lighter - in recognition of her 14 years of serving on Town Council

Sandra Gantt - official Tree Lgither
Sandra Gantt - official Tree Lgither

2011 Pendleton Christmas Parade

2011 Parade Winners:Most Holiday Spirited – PHS JV & Varsity CheerleadersMost Original – Pendleton Cub Scout Pack 94Best Float Entry – Bethel/Central UM Pendleton ChargeBest Decorated Ride Entry – Clemson Intercollegiate Eventing TeamBest Church Entry – Trinity Wesleyan Church

Pendleton Christmas Parade
Pendleton Christmas Parade
Pendleton Christmas Parade
Pendleton Christmas Parade

Town Hall Staff dressed as reindeer for the Christmas Parade in Pendleton SC

Pendleton Christmas Parade
Pendleton Christmas Parade

Bridal and Formal Wear Shoppe of Pendleton

Pendleton Christmas Parade
Pendleton Christmas Parade

Thank You For Visiting! - Ya'll Come Back

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      WinWriter 3 years ago

      This is a very colorful and inviting lens. I enjoyed reading it. Merry Christmas from North Texas!

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      robbie-watkins 3 years ago

      Christmas in Pendleton is magical. Nancy, you are such a blessing to our Town. Diane

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 4 years ago from United States

      Wishing everyone in Pendleton, SC a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

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      Carol Fisher 4 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      Pendleton looks like a wonderful place to spend Christmas with so many traditional and well loved events taking place. I hope you all have a Merry Christmas.

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      KimGiancaterino 4 years ago

      Merry Christmas to all!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      @anonymous: Merry Christmas to you AJ. Thanks for stopping by.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Just dropping by to wish all my friends in Pendleton a very Happy Christmas :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a wonderful lens to revisit and share some of the Christmas moment in Pendleton with you. Its awesome that the community celebrates the holiday season spreading joy. ~ Blessed of course!

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      Wednesday-Elf 5 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I remember Christmas in Pendleton very well. Enjoyed my trip down 'memory lane'.

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      Virginia Allain 5 years ago from Central Florida

      As always, Pendleton looks marvelous and you've showcased it very well.

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      Coreena Jolene 5 years ago

      What a great place, I can tell you have a lot of pride in your town. I have always lived in city suburbs and never have experienced anything like that. It looks fantastic.

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      Carolan Ross 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      WOW! This is such an amazing tribute to Christmas in Pendleton! Very creative, festive and beautifully formatted.

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      rewards4life info 5 years ago

      What a wonderful holiday celebration! Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I feel very festive right now for sure!

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      Heather Burns 5 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      wow,wow,wow! amazing and awesome page about Pendleton Christmas! You are such and ambassador for your sweet town. Wish I could visit right now.

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      Oh, Nancy! I loved your Christmas in Pendleton, South Carolina poem! The seasonal festivities you've shared are fabulous fun!

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      BeyondRoses 5 years ago

      Christmas In Pendleton looks delightful! Thank you for sharing a lovely visit into how enchanting a small historic town can be. May your holidays be bright, and full of love.

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      Tamara Kajari 5 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      It's so nice to see such a warm atmosphere in your hometown and it's obvious it's not just for the holidays. I'm missing such way of life in my city (too big for my taste) and try to raise my kids that way as much as I can. People don't live "together" anymore and this lens is a great reminder of a good way of life. Blessed by a squid angel~

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it sounds lovely

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      TIRMassageStone1 6 years ago

      We love Christmas!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      Looks like a lot of fun. I miss my hometown at Christmas.

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      Annamadagan 6 years ago

      Looks fun!

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      sittonbull 6 years ago

      It's poetic justice that this joyful lens has climbed up there in the Squidoo rankings! Great work, great poem, great pictures & vids, great passion for Pendleton & for Christmas... Hail to the Queen! You are Amazing Ohme! Merry Christmas!

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      Spook LM 6 years ago

      Always a pleasure landing on one of your lenses Nancy. Merry Christmas from us all on the Emerald Isle.

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Actually I was curious... how it is Christmas at Pendleton! Now I know.Sprinkle Star Dust on your lens, Blessing all the way!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congrats on making the The Best of Squidoo Intros! Your love of Pendleton shines through once again! What a beautiful poem! You're making me homesick for Pendleton and I was only there once! Love it! Merry Christmas to you and your lovely town!

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, lots happening at Pendleton during Christmastime and you've done a wonderful job of capturing it in this beautiful lens. Congrats on this lens being chosen as one with the best intros. **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      nebby 6 years ago from USA

      We've been to a few areas of SC but never Pendelton. It definitely looks like fun for Christmas - the Christmas parade photo made me laugh & love the way that you wrote "wrapping it up" -ha,ha. No wonder you lens was mentioned on the list of The Best Squidoo Intros Ever! Your wiring makes me want to fly out there before the holidays are over.

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      Bus Stop Toy Shop 6 years ago

      Great to see a fellow Squiddler involved in their town's Christmas festivities, like I am in mine. Hope you're having as much fun as I me :)

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      Wednesday-Elf 6 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Hi Nancy - naturally had to come back to see this year's Christmas Tree lighting pictures. Nice to be able to "visit" Pendleton once again through your story! I remember 'being there' last year at this time. I LOVE the picture of you and Doc - it's terrific. And such a sweet honor given to Doc for his devotion to the community of Pendleton. Wonderful! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

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      ItsAngel LM 6 years ago

      I should visit Pendleton, it isn't that far from Charleston. It looks like a delightfule city.

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      pkmcr 6 years ago from Cheshire UK

      Absolutely delightful - a Happy and Blessed Christmas to you Nancy and all in Pendleton

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      Mary Beth Granger 6 years ago from O'Fallon, Missouri, USA

      Pendleton looks like a wonderful place to spend Christmas. Blessed and added to my December Blessings lens.

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      GrowWear 6 years ago

      Just beautiful. No doubt I would have a lovely "Christmastime In Olde Pendleton."

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      ulla_hennig 6 years ago

      Unfortunately I was not allowed to play the music due to "licensing restrictions in my country". But I nevertheless enjoyed the lens as much as I enjoy all your Pendleton lenses!

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      purplelady 6 years ago

      What a beautiful lens about your community and Christmas in general. Loved having the music to listen to while enjoying my visit. It is really interesting to see all the different holiday traditions and events.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      I love the Christmas music that played the whole time I was reading. I'm so ready for Christmas!

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      This just keeps growing...really makes me homesick...I love the lens!

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      Violin-Student 7 years ago

      Good info. I love the Christmas traditions so many towns have. I grew up on Long Island and now live in Dallas-Fort Worth. I sure miss the cold weather around Christmas. Maybe Pendleton is a good compromise!

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      Faye Rutledge 7 years ago from Concord VA

      Beautiful lens! Thanks for sharing Christmas in Pendleton with us! And, thanks for visiting my Handpainted Nativities. Merry Christmas!

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Back for a visit to see all your Christmas in Pendleton updates! Glad you were able to use some of my pictures for the Holiday in the Village Christmas Market section. Now off to find the 'clue' to where the Ohme Bug is hiding in one of our Pendleton Shops!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Nancy, Thanks for all you do and I love the way the square looks and I too try to go by the square at night to see the lights. Love your poem and video.

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      sittonbull 7 years ago

      Wow ... you've added a lot since my first visit. The vids really show off the square. Nice work Ohme and tell Doc his fancy wheelwork was impressive also ! :)

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      the new videos are great! and yes,the white lights are elegant!!!!!

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      bigjimj 7 years ago

      Thanks for the great Christmas lens, Nancy. Squidoo City Guide loves Pendleton, SC too! SCG members are bookmarked at tagfoot.http://tagfoot.com/bigjim/bookmarks/squidoo+city+g...

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      I read this earlier, but forgot to leave a comment until I saw your reminder on Facebook today LOL. Pendleton is filled with lovely and fun Christmas events. Thanks for the reminder about the Christmas Market on Saturdays in our beautiful Village Square.

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      There's nothing like Christmas is a small town.Thanks for sharing and thank you for the blessing on my Christmas Cactus lens.Lizzy

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      Ok, you have convinced me, I am ready to move! Looks like you all have such a wonderful time all the time. Can you recommend a good real estate agent?

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      Minnetonka Foot 7 years ago

      What a lovely lens to bring someone into the Christmas spirit! I love the music, and the events in your town are charming! =)

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank you for sharing Pendleton....it was so much fun!

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      justholidays 7 years ago

      This is a lovely lens on your home town. I like to read this series of lenses you create.Very inspiring!Dom.

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      Indigo Janson 7 years ago from UK

      Lovely festive lens and a great poem - Pendleton is so lucky to have you as its Ambassador!

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      I-luv-Freebies 7 years ago

      I love the pics that you use for your lenses!! They make you feel right at home and the music really tops it off!! Great Lens!!! Your town should be so proud of you!! =D

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      ulla_hennig 7 years ago

      A wonderful lens which reflects the Christmas atmosphere in your town. Wish I was there...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Thank you, Nancy, for your love of Pendleton and all her traditions. Your videos, photos, poem and words are priceless and will forever remind me of why I, too, love this southern hospitable town...Pendleton, SC

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Ohme, thank you so much for the Christmas 2009 treelighting in Pendleton and everything else you have done to promote interest, information, and love of our town. I was thrilled to see Richard and Shelby lighting the tree this year, and hear Gracie Ammons and Catrin singing and Carol Burdette beautifully and graciously doing one of the last wonderful tasks of her mayorship. The cider tasted so good, and my view of the lighting was framed by the dogwoods....just wish I had my camera!Also thank you, Ohme, for your wonderful Thanksgiving dinner prayer which was read by my elder grandson after my younger grandson rang the chimes. These moments live on to warm my heart with gratitude for so many blessings.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Nancy, I so love your lenses telling us about your wonderful little town of Pendleton SC! This Christmas one is one of my new favorites. Fav'd, 5*'d, and by golly BLESSED!

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      poutine 7 years ago

      Love your Christmas poem and the feeling of your town.

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      Kate Loving Shenk 7 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Pretty soon, I'll want to MOVE to Pendleton!!####blessed####

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      ElizabethJeanAl 7 years ago

      There's nothing like a hometown Christmas. I miss it.Have a wonderful HolidayLizzy

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      Laniann 7 years ago

      Your poem portrays the essence of Pendleton... What a wonderful place to live and enjoy the holiday. Nice images.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Wonderful lens! You captured the spirit of the season and the spirit of a special town!

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      Patricia 7 years ago

      Lovely town, lovely lens and I love your poem! Blessed by an angel!

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      JanieceTobey 7 years ago

      I love the Christmas music, and I particularly love your poem, Ohme!! One of these days I'm going to have to jump in the car and come to Pendleton!!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Very nice. A great Christmas lens!

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      sittonbull 7 years ago

      This is a wonderful way to get in the Christmas spirit by reading and listening to this great lens. Wow you are so multi-talented and now we'll need to add poetry to your other skills... love the poem!

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      Oh this is great and I love the pictures, especially!

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      Michey LM 7 years ago

      This is a beautiful lens, I look over listen to the music, which put me in the mood for holiday spirit. Thanks NancyHappy Thanksgiving to you and yours and a glorious Christmas for all my Pendleton Squidoo friendsRegardsMichey

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      Eugenia S. Hunt 7 years ago

      You just keep pulling me back, don't you! I would love to be there with you! It sounds delightful!! Love the poem...great job! Thanks, Nancy!!

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      Deb Kingsbury 7 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      I'll bet the holiday season in Pendleton is wonderful! I sure hope to stop by and visit your town someday.

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Yes, seems there are a lot of fun activities for the holidays in Pendleton. No need to go anywhere else. Loved your poem. You can tell that these traditions mean a lot to you.

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      kimmanleyort 7 years ago

      Yes, seems there are a lot of fun activities for the holidays in Pendleton. No need to go anywhere else. Loved your poem. You can tell that these traditions mean a lot to you.

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      Wednesday-Elf 7 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      Nicely done, Nancy. So much to do and see this Holiday Season in Pendleton. I'm already involved in two events and look forward to enjoying many of the others. Happy Holidays to You!

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      Mickie Goad 7 years ago

      I must make a trip to Pendleton! Thanks for the information.

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