Decorating for the holidays isn't about getting a nice Christmas tree anymore.

Now it's about "How many Christmas trees can you put up in your house?"

My wife has put up so many at our place it looks like we've got our own indoor tree farm going.

So when I saw this, I thought "Of course Illinois residents go above and beyond when it comes to holiday decorations, because I live it."

I'm not saying there's anything wrong with it, because it really does amp up the holiday spirit, but it makes sense when you see Illinois is the state where people go nuts over Christmas.

After all, the legendary Griswold family is from Illinois.

Illinois ranks #1 in the U.S. where residents say they plan to go all out with holiday home decor this year.

You can't dismiss the impact COVID has had on decorating our homes this holiday. I mean, people were putting up Christmas lights this past spring. There are lights contests galore this season, and when you factor in just how much time we've spent at the crib in 2020 sprucing up your place to look like a winter wonderland seems about right.

In case you're wondering, Texas was just behind Illinois. Followed by Washington, Pennsylvania, and Ohio.

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