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American family creates miniature village inside Christmas tree

Credit: Reuters - Viral Video
Published on December 15, 2019 - Duration: 01:17s

American family creates miniature village inside Christmas tree

An Illinois’ family shares the video of their Christmas tree village to bring “people joy for holidays”

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American family creates miniature village inside Christmas tree

SHOWS: CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, UNITED STATES (FILE - NOVEMBER 20, 2019) (ORIGINALLY SHOT IN PORTRAIT) (WAYNE RATHAN - MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY WAYNE RATHAN) (MUTE) 1.

MINIATURE VILLAGE BUILT-IN CHRISTMAS TREE 2.

SANTA CLIMBING LADDER / TRAIN SET RIDING INSIDE CHRISTMAS TREE 3.

MINIATURE MODEL CHURCH BUILT-IN CHRISTMAS TREE / MINIATURE MODEL POSTAL OFFICE BUILT-IN CHRISTMAS TREE 4.

VARIOUS OF MINIATURE VILLAGE IN CHRISTMAS TREE STORY: A Chicago got into the festive spirit by creating their own miniature village inside their Christmas tree complete with a train, illuminated houses and a Father Christmas model climbing up and down a ladder.

"My wife (Maria) and I made this tree from scratch," said Wayne Rathan, who filmed the video told Reuters.

"My wife has been collecting models for many years, and we were running out of space in the house to store them, so we got this idea from the Internet a few years ago and we decided to give it a try this year." The video showing the Christmas tree village posted online has been watched almost 20 million times by Sunday (December 15).

"We hope it brings people joy for holidays," said Wayne Rathan, who works in the United States Postal Service.

(Production: Oleksandr Ieltsov)

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