1. The state of Alabama lights its Christmas tree.
Alabama LOVES Christmas. In fact, in 1936, Alabama became the first state to name Christmas as a legal, state holiday. Every year, our state officials gather on the steps of the capitol building to decorate and light the state Christmas tree. Included in the décor are over 40,000 lights, and 67 stars, which represent Alabama’s 67 counties. Shenanigans usually follow the ceremony, of course. Southerners love shenanigans.