Get our free mobile app

As Thanksgiving and Christmas approach, more and more East Texans are getting ready to celebrate the holidays. Just this past weekend my wife suggested we put up the Christmas tree, so being the husband I am I had the tree and decorations out of the attic within an hour and was ready for the transformation to begin! After a while of working on it with my wife, the inside of our house was transformed. The outside is a different story.

Besides decorating the inside of our homes, another way Texans show their spirit for Christmas is by decorating the outside of their homes with lights, yard art, and inflatables. When it comes to being festive, a new study reveals that Texans are extremely festive. So much so that Texas has three cities appearing in the top five of the 'most festive' cities in the U.S.

I will eventually get around to decorating the outside of my house with lights, but right now a giant six-and-a-half-foot turkey holding a 'Happy Thanksgiving' banner is sitting and guarding my yard! The front yard transformation from Thanksgiving to Christmas will begin Black Friday at my house when the lights and the Santa, snowman and reindeer inflatables get put out. I really take pride when it comes to decorating the outside of my house, it's something I enjoy doing and apparently, I'm not alone.

According to a survey conducted by Thumbtack, it revealed that Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth and Houston are among the most festive cities in the U.S. when it comes to outdoor decorating and place in their top five cities. The survey came to the conclusion after analyzing data from their website of people looking to book projects through their site. Projects like installing outdoor lights and yard decorations. Many East Texas companies that install lights are pretty much booked solid right now.

Here's a look at Thumbtack's top 10 most festive cities:

1. Austin, Texas
2. Dallas Ft. Worth, Texas
3. Seattle, Washington
4. Houston, Texas
5. Denver, Colorado
6. Phoenix, Arizona
7. Atlanta, Georgia
8. San Francisco, California
9. Kansas City, Missouri
10. San Antonio, Texas

When you've got the outside of your house all decorated, you can send us a pic of it and be qualified to win a $500 Visa gift card too! If you're decorating your home by yourself, be safe and make sure that the ladder is sturdy and the pitch of the roof isn't too steep that you'll slide off.

East Texas Drive Thru Christmas Light Parks Provide Holiday Fun (2021)

Gather up the family for a holiday road trip to an East Texas Christmas light park.

'37th Street Lights' In Austin, Texas, The Weirdest Holiday Lights You'll See

When it comes to unique and 'Keep Austin Weird', the '37th Street Lights' are doing just that.

14 Must See Christmas Light Parks In Texas

If you're traveling anywhere in the state of Texas this Christmas, there is a good chance there is a drive-thru Christmas light park near your destination, like these:
Images do not depict actual park and are for display purposes only.

East Texans Speak Up And Say These Restaurants Are Worth The Wait

We asked on our social media 'what East Texas restaurant is worth the wait no matter how long the wait is' and it looks like we'll be trying out some new places around East Texas and if the wait is 10 - 30 minutes or even an hour, it should be worth it! Enjoy.

27 Google Street View Images That Show How Much Tyler Has Changed

Tyler continues to grow and expand and these Google street view images show the proof.

More From 101.5 KNUE