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Christmas decorations for the home

Mercury glass ornaments Add some vintage charm and

Mercury glass ornaments

Add some vintage charm and sparkle to your tree with this set of six glass ornaments. The silver-toned top makes hanging pretty and simple, and the 2-inch spheres bring both light and charm to even the most modern home. ($28, cwonder.com) Photo Credit: Handout

Bringing the holidays home means filling your house with family, friends and just the right mix of Christmas decorations to let everyone know it's time to put away cares and celebrate. This year, retailers are ready to supply you with all your holiday needs, from trees and wreaths to those extra touches that let your guests know you've thought about every detail. Here are some picks for the merriest items of the season. -- LARA EWEN / Special to Newsday

LED color-changing decorations Take a little bit of
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LED color-changing decorations

Take a little bit of Christmas with you everywhere you go with these battery-operated decorations by Sienna. They come in four styles (snowman, Santa, tree and angel), range in height from 7 to 10 inches and will also light up via the 3-foot-long USB cable that's included. ($14.99 to $19.99, harrows.com)

Mercury glass ornaments Add some vintage charm and
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Mercury glass ornaments

Add some vintage charm and sparkle to your tree with this set of six glass ornaments. The silver-toned top makes hanging pretty and simple, and the 2-inch spheres bring both light and charm to even the most modern home. ($28, cwonder.com)

Hand-hooked entry rug Show your guests that the
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Hand-hooked entry rug

Show your guests that the holidays are in full swing the moment they arrive with this holiday-themed rug from C&F Enterprises Inc. Made from 100 percent wool with a cotton-polyester latex backing and available in 12 designs, these 2-by-3-foot interior rugs are spot-cleanable. ($56.95 to $62.95, cnfei.com)

Faux-fur stockings Mantels get elegant with these luxe
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Faux-fur stockings

Mantels get elegant with these luxe faux fur stockings ($29 each). The finely woven fibers make for a surprisingly realistic feel, and the natural color range brings a contemporary appeal to traditional Christmas decor. There's also a matching tree skirt ($89). (restorationhardware.com)

 Lakewood Christmas tree Clear lights or multicolored lights?
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 Lakewood Christmas tree

Clear lights or multicolored lights? You can have both: With the touch of a button, the LED lights on this Energy Star-rated tree change from clear to multicolored. The 7-foot tree features 650 lights, and the 7.5-foot tree features 900 lights. The stand is included. ($499 to $599, fortunoff.com)

STRALA light chain Hang a little cheer anywhere
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STRALA light chain

Hang a little cheer anywhere you like. Suction cups allow this battery-operated 10-bulb LED strand to adhere to almost any smooth surface. LEDs consume up to 80 percent less energy and last 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs. Designed by Carl Öjerstam, the lights should last about 20,000 hours. Batteries are not included. ($4.99, ikea.com)

Peace wreath This holiday season, show your Christmas
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Peace wreath

This holiday season, show your Christmas spirit by hanging a custom Peace Wreath on your front door. At 36 inches wide, they can be made with or without lights and come in tons of variations, from green with pinecones to a white wreath made from clamshells. ($99 to $160; available by custom order at Hildreth's Original in Southampton and Hildreth's Home East in East Hampton, hildreths.com)

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