Christmas Trains

Written by Diane Sievert
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Christmas trains may be a well-worn family tradition for some people, but others are just getting started. If you're interested in Christmas trains, we can help. There's a lot to know before you get started shopping--it helps to do your homework.

Different Kinds of Christmas Trains

Most Christmas trains are decorated with some sort of Christmas trim or other holiday decoration. The rest is up to you. Unless you buy a Christmas train set complete with appropriate scenery, adding to your winter wonderland will be the sole responsibility of your imagination (though model train scenery of a holiday nature is available for purchase).

Size is another big issue when it comes to Christmas trains. If you want a train that circles your tree, you're best off going with a large scale Christmas train. These are traditionally the most popular kind of Christmas trains.

Where to Find Christmas Trains

Model train stores are the best place to start since you're likely to find knowledgeable staff there who can help you determine exactly what it is you're looking for. Catalogs and model train websites are also good places to look. In any case, you want to start shopping early--wait to the last minute and you'll end up with some pretty slim pickings.

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