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This tiny town in Wisconsin does Christmas better than anyone


New York and London certainly put on a good show when it comes to decorating the streets for the festive season, but theres a tiny town in the state of Wisconsin that takes the pudding when it comes to Christmas. Hayward is a small fishing town located ...


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