or at least it is at Bronner’s Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, Michigan, 361 days a year. On Thursday of our Michigan trip, we made the one and a half hour trip to one of my all-time favorite stores.
Bronner’s is the world’s largest Christmas store and IT’S AWESOME.
I’ve been going to Bronner’s and Frankenmuth since I was little, and was really excited to take Jacob there since he loves Christmas as much as I do.
We convinced my grandmother to come along as well. This is what happens when I get my dear husband to take a picture with my ‘big’ camera.
The outside is covered with Christmas lights, giant Santa sculptures, nativity scenes and general Christmas hoopla.
The inside is even better.
The pictures don’t even do justice to how huge this place is.
Me: they seriously have any kind of ornament you can think of
Jacob: Hmmm..what about a hot dog ornament?
(within five minutes of walking around the store)
“Dude, you’ll never believe this place. They have hot dogs. That are ornaments!”
Poor Melissa was so overcome with emotion at the sight of the Christmas villages that she all but broke down in tears.
Oh yes, this is what you think it is.
It gets even better. The whole town from A Christmas Story (my dear husband’s all time favorite Christmas movie) lives at Bronner’s too.
Run Ralphie, run!
Because, really what else do you need in life than a minature version of the Chop Suey Palace (complete with lyric-misinterpreting employees) from A Christmas Story?
Deck the harrs with bows of horry, Fa Ra Ra Ra, Ra Ra Ra Ra
We made it out with a handful of ornaments and an appetite for Frankenmuth’s famous Bavarian food.
Speaking of national holidays, how many of you were up at 3 a.m. to watch the Royal Wedding? I DVRed it and watched it before work. It was fabulous! I love weddings and I love, love, LOVE London, so the two combined were the perfect way to kick off a sunny Friday.
Did you know that the Mister and I went to London on our honeymoon (and yes, I plan to finish the recaps…ummm hopefully before our anniversary)? We spent hours in Westminster Abbey so seeing all of those familiar corridors this morning had me itching to go back!