You can blame it on America's marketing machine. You can blame it on the malls. You can even blame it on the media.
But once Thanksgiving hits, there's no denying that the holidays are on our minds. Whether we're dreaming of pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, planning to string our Christmas lights or even getting a jump start on shopping, we all start thinking about it. Don't deny it.
So, with Thanksgiving now here, we're embracing the upcoming holiday season by taking a look back at 2011 with a video of a popular Birmingham light show.