Holiday Photo Fun: Twas the Horse Before Christmas, 2012 Edition

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It's time for The Jurga Report's annual collection of the symbolism of horses and horse culture in the holiday season. This gallery is compiled of shop windows, lighting displays and horse symbols dressed up for the holidays, from Glasgow, London, Las Vegas, San Francisco...horses are everywhere at Christmas, if you look, although none of these are real. But we know what they represent: horses are a big part of the magic of Christmas, as these talented photographers show us. Enjoy!

Cowboys, cowgirls and their horses ruled Las Vegas this month as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo took over the Strip. Even the signature MGM lion wore a cowboy hat in the lobby of the Grand. (photo © Wendy Wooley)

Cowboys, cowgirls and their horses ruled Las Vegas this month as the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo took over the Strip. Even the signature MGM lion wore a cowboy hat in the lobby of the Grand. (photo © Wendy Wooley)

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Thanks to all the photographers who cooperated on this project, and who are continuing to shoot symbolic horses this Christmas, all over the world! A Merry Equestrian Christmas to all!

See more:

The Jurga Report 2011 horse-holiday photo gallery

YouTube mashup of horse holiday tv commercials (fun!)

The Urban Christmas Horse: The Jurga Report 2010 Holiday Photos

2010: Holiday Horses Light Up the Night Sky