If you don't believe me, ask Jim Abicht, owner of The Christmas Store on Main Street in Smithfield, Virginia.
"In a town that calls itself the Ham Capital of the World, it's one of the necessities of doing business," he
Hamming It Up
This town has long been famous for Smithfield ham, that salt-cured, ruby-hued delicacy that defines the flavor of Virginia.
Smithfield hugs the banks of the Pagan River, a marsh-fringed tributary of the mighty James
At The Christmas Store
this year, Jim Abicht
offers the eighth in his
series of Smithfield ornaments, as well as his
custom-designed version with an anthropomorphic pig hanging its stockings by the chimney with care.