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Holiday Cheer with a Coca-Cola Christmas Village

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Everyone has their own way of spreading holiday cheer. Keith Kaiser fins himself in a winter wonderland in some guy's basement. 

A local collector took the phrase "Have a Coke and a Smile," and gave it a holiday twist.

Rodney Wurtele, one third of The Wulfe Bros. Band, likes to spread holiday cheer through his Coca-Cola Christmas collectibles in his basement.

He bought his first Coca-Cola themed Christmas building in 1998, then he was hooked and had to find more.

In 2004, he entered a Coca Cola Christmas Village contest and won.

That village contained 80 or so buildings.

The Coca-Cola folks called and asked him if they could play his entry video of that village in the Coca Cola gift shop in Atlanta.

Over the next 8 years, he scoured ebay and gift shops in search of other rare finds.

This year, he dusted off the old houses and reconstructed the layout expanding the display to 111 buildings - 108 in one village, 8 in the other.

The winter scene includes figurines with Coca-Cola sweaters and die-cast Coca-Cola cars.

 

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