The decorations are out..


I'm not sure how common this is.   Around me, in Southern Alabama, all of the little towns around our 21 mile stretch heading to the beach, participate pretty heavily in Holiday decoration displays. 

Along the road, lightpoles get decorated with light-up ornaments and the parks get filled with fake reindeer and scaled-down Christmas villages.    Is this something that is just normal here in the bible belt or common elsewhere, too?   I don't remember seeing this in Indiana when I lived there...