Asbestos has played a big part in everyday life and Christmas is no exception . Asbestos in its purest form has similar characteristics visually to snow . There were so many asbestos products available for home use fake snow was readily available and often pure 100% asbestos .

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Asbestos was not only used in homes a fake snow Hollywood used in movies Christmas movies like “Miracle on 34th Street” and Bing Crosby’s ” Holiday inn” . Asbestos was used in nearly all oil lantern wicks back in those days as well !
Luckily these days the risks of deadly asbestos are known and it is no longer used as fake snow and sold into homes aor used in movies.