This is no ordinary service station. The plastic snowmen outside are just a hint of the fun you'll find inside. When you enter the store attached to the garage there, you'll be greeted with background music of Christmas carols, as owners Marty and Caroline Martin herald their annual Christmas-In-July celebration. Yep, they've got holiday decor there, as well as a sleigh-full of Maryland and Charles County souvenirs and gifts. Get into the festive spirit with this 24-inch-high folding glitter Christmas tree ($17.99), the 17½-inch-diameter cardinal-and-holly glass platter ($32.50) and the 8-inch-high snowman ($16.95). Martin's is at 309 Charles St., La Plata. Call 301-934-8873.
Sloane Brown, Baltimore Sun