People across the United States are lighting up to celebrate Christmas. In one Texas neighborhood, people decorated their houses with colorful Christmas lights. Some Christmas decorations have topical political themes. The owner of a house explains why he does Christmas decorating. "A lot of people look at our decorations and go 'Wow, I've never seen anything like this before,'" he said. "It's comforting, it's worth the effort."
For many Americans, a permanent symbol of Christmas is the National Christmas Tree on the National Mall in Washington. During an evening celebration, the President or first lady usually lights the tree. For many Christians, Christmas candles may be the best gift.
In Minnesota, a shopkeeper named Kim Fowles is selling candles that he says carry the scent of Jesus. She says the aroma is comforting. The candles were made by a devout Christian couple according to the Bible. The Bible mentions that Jesus' clothes smelled of myrrh, old scented wood, and cinnamon