Holiday-sounding names and locations.

They stick with us, especially this time of year.

Bronner's Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth is a prime holiday destination year-round. (Photo: Paul Wilkinson)

There are about a several locales in the U.S. that have holiday-sounding names, including about a dozen places named Holly, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Those include Mount Holly, N.C., (population 13,904); Mount Holly, N.J., (population 9,536); and Holly Springs, Miss. (7,558).

In Michigan, Holly (6,192) definitely capitalizes on its name with the annual Dickens Festival. This year -- its 41st, it runs three weekends on Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 14.

There are also Snowflake, Ariz. (5,576); Santa Claus, Ind. (2,501); North Pole, Alaska (2,214); Noel, Mo. (1,809) and Santa Claus, Ga. (167).

Also, if you know about reindeer, Dasher, Ga. (944); Rudolph, Wis. (436); and in Michigan, Deerfield (887).

Of course, in Michigan we've also got Frankenmuth, where they seemingly celebrate Christmas in some way, shape, form or season year-round with a prime destination for that being Bronner's Christmas Wonderland.