Are your Christmas decorations up yet?

For some, preparations began months ago

In this News Tribune file photo, adults and children alike enjoy looking at the Christmas village at Jack Steppleman’s home at 1122 Leslie Blvd. in Jefferson City.

In this News Tribune file photo, adults and children alike enjoy looking at the Christmas village at Jack Steppleman’s home at 1122 Leslie Blvd. in Jefferson City. Photo by Julie Smith.

When the rest of Jefferson City is enjoying soaring fireworks, Jack Steppelman’s thoughts are on Santas and snowmen.

Typically in early July — it was July 5th this year — the retired retailer starts unpacking his holiday decorations. By Thanksgiving night, he had turned on his display at 1122 Leslie Blvd. that attracts thousands of onlookers each year.

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Meanwhile, for someone who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus and never sold his kids on the idea of Santa, Bill Call and his wife have a lot of Santas.

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