Deck your doorstep with this festive pick.

Deck your doorstep with this festive pick.

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Southerners don’t hold back when it comes to decorating their homes for the holidays. Mantles are draped with garlands of fresh greenery, Christmas trees are covered in colorful ornaments, and centerpieces of seasonal blooms are displayed on dining room tables. Southerners also don’t hold back when it comes to making good first impressions, and exteriors are decked with their holiday finest too. Use the front door as a way to set a welcoming tone for when family and friends come knocking for dinner or when carolers stop by to sing songs of cheer. Decorate your entry from top to bottom with favorites like boughs of garland hooked around the doorframe and a lush wreath adorning the door.

Round out the look with a festive yet functional doormat at the foot of the display, like the Mohawk Home Merry Christmas Station Wagon Coir Doormat from Kohl’s. At just $12, this 18- by 30-inch pick won’t break the bank. It’s durable enough to stand up to elements of harsh winter weather like rain, snow, and mud inevitably carried by everybody’s boots that no homeowner wants tracked indoors, and it’s also resistant to mold and mildew. The mat’s colorful illustration will surely bring a smile to guests who are fans of National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, as it’s reminiscent of the classic holiday film’s opening scene with a retro station wagon topped with a tree.

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Another reason why we love this doormat? The scene reminds us of our Big White Cake featured on the cover of our December issue. The cake is decorated with an iced gingerbread cookie in the shape of a vintage station wagon that looks as if it’s just as ready as the one on the doormat to travel over the river and through the woods to spread some lighthearted Christmas cheer during the holiday season.