With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, the Christmas season is in full force. Houses undergo transformations big and small. Some are dressed to the nines in lights, whereas others are more understated with nothing more than a wreath adorning the door.
While the season can be a convenient scapegoat for politicians, most people prefer to revel in the spirit of the season, spreading holiday cheer and sharing in the warmth that comes with it — despite the freezing cold.
Snowmen, candy canes, wreaths and inflatable Santas line the streets, each a sign of the season and a part of an American tradition.