Every place has its own Christmas memories. Consider the local love for Archie the talking snowman, for instance. Or the way those old Christmas records from Firestone and Goodyear echoed in the homes of tire-company workers.
The 13th annual Sugar Plum Tour of Gracious Homes kicked off the holiday season Sunday afternoon. Steve Williams chaired the event which drew more than 900 people to marvel at the holiday splendor in five homes, while Santa greeted guests at the Patron Party held in the home of Bob and Babette Medcalf in Hudson.