Nutcracker collecting, a family Christmas tradition in Williams
WILLIAMS, Ariz. — Karen Macks began collecting nutcrackers 25 years ago. Today, she has 219 and doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
With help from her husband, James, the Macks put their nutcracker collection out on display every year right after Thanksgiving and store it away every Jan. 2. The collection is neatly organized on bookcases, their piano and fireplace mantle.
“I can’t pick a favorite. I love them all.” Karen said.
Within the collection are groups of themed nutcrackers. For example, a Wizard of Oz collection, a Nutcracker Suite collection and some of the Peanuts characters.
“We’re working on getting all the NFL nutcrackers,” said James. “We’ve got the Cardinals and Dolphins so far.”
Next time you’re driving around town, be sure to keep an eye out for the house with all the nutcrackers in the windows.
- Driver identified in fatal accident on Perkinsville Road Sept. 19
- Latest Tik Tok challenges causing problems for Williams Unified School District
- Search at Grand Canyon turns up remains of person missing since 2015
- Plane wreckage and human remains found in Grand Canyon National Park
- Pumpkin Patch Train departs Williams starting Oct. 5
- Update: Man missing in Grand Canyon National Park hike found alive
- Receding water levels at Lake Powell reveal missing car and driver
- Man sentenced for attack on camper at Perkinsville
- Column: Lumber prices expected to stay high through 2022
- Elk rut season in Grand Canyon: What you need to know
- Arizona governor Katie Hobbs vetoes bill eliminating tax on rentals
- The winter that won't quit
- Williams Police report rash of vehicle burglaries
- County considering regulations on short-term rentals
- City of Williams deals with aftermath of historic winter
- Campers and pets rescued at Dogtown Campground
- Obituary: Gabriel James Otero
- Residents discuss rumors of new Autocamp site at City Council meeting
- 'Hidden and Revealed:' Black History at Grand Canyon
- Storm causes multiple road closures across northern Arizona
Click Below to: