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    Christmas where you live

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Student iReporter siaaronako from Santa Rosa City in the Philippines found the unique design of these elephant lights displays some of the most unusual Christmas decorations he'd seen. "Amazing displays are common in the Philippines because we consider Christmas a really big occasion, when we get together with relatives from both sides of the family," he said.
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    One village in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, Philippines wanted to get a head start in decorating for Christmas. They went beyond the decorations we commonly see during these times. A large elephant-shaped plant sculpture that is almost 10 feet tall and 15 feet wide, that I would like to call "Santa's Special Helper", is the first thing that you would see as you enter the gates of the village. With its eye-catching lights and size, it would be impossible for you to miss it. In all the years that Filipinos have this tradition to always go all-out and give it the best of their efforts in preparing for Christmas, I can say this is the first time that I have seen an original and unique decoration such as this. Definitely a new way to show love and make everyone feel that Christmas really is on its way.
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