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This Unexpected Christmas Decor is Going Viral

a Christmas gnome sits atop a wrapped gift.
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From twinkling Christmas lights to festive reindeer decorations, there are many adorable ways to decorate your home for the holidays. But this year, there’s a new item quickly taking over Christmas decorations.

Surprisingly, Christmas gnomes are the hottest new holiday decoration for 2022.

This trendy decor has scored 9.5M views on TikTok and close to 550K searches on google. Christmas gnomes actually gained popularity in 2021, but the trend is continuously rising for this holiday season. Specifically, Santa or winter-themed gnomes are the most popular decorations.

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Christmas gnomes are the hottest decor trend this holiday season.

As it turns out, gnomes have long been part of the Scandinavian Christmas tradition. This classic figure is believed to be a household spirit that cares for the family. Instead of Santa Claus, the “Julenisse” brings children gifts on Christmas day. This folklore tale originated in the 1840s and still lives on in Scandinavian tradition today.

Gnomes may have started in the garden, but now they’re taking over your Christmas decorations. You can buy this holiday item as a tree ornament or decor above your mantlepiece. Add some Christmas gnome flair to your kitchen as well, with tea towels and oven mitts.

Christmas trees are another essential decoration during the holidays. If you struggle with properly lighting your tree, check out this viral hack for an easier experience.

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