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Our history in photos: Holiday decorations

Some Christmas decorations are timeless. Others are not.

From the Dec. 24, 1982 Palm Beach Times: “Yule like E.T.: The unlikely character wishing a Merry Christmas to all who pass the Belle Glade Chamber of Commerce may not wear a red suit, but his holiday greeting is just as sincere as — ahem — the other popular seasonal fella. E.T. came compliments of the Glades Central High School art class taught by Lester Finney. His heart glows at night by hooking up a battery.” (Times staff photo)

The residents of this house (above) won for the most humorous category in the 1980 Lake Clarke Shores Christmas decoration contest. From the Dec. 24, 1980 Palm Beach Post

There’s no year marked on this Palm Beach Post file photo showing decorations in the 2400 block of South Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, but it’s likely between 1964 and 1979, based on the car, and the signs for the camera shop and tax accountant on the west side of Dixie. Those businesses show up in the city directory from 1964 until 1979. Click on the image to view a larger version.

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Posted in Flashback blog and Our history in photos November 30, 2012 at 10:06 am.

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