Every year, we build a Christmas village, my son and husband love it, it's become a tradition. Here are some pics:
love the kid sticking his tongue on the flagpole in the picture below -- just like "A Christmas Story" our favourite movie!
Limefreckle Jr. pointed out to his Dad and I that this house below looks just like our new home.....and he's totally right! That kid notices every detail!
The village is huge, we have it behind the sofa, on a large 4x8 sheet of plywood. I use the boxes and styrofoam from the village houses to "build" up the hills, and it works pretty well. Takes awhile to set up, but we love it! Do you set up a Christmas village? If so, please share pictures!