Passersby may enjoy festive atmosphere in the streets from the beginning of December. This happens due to the Christmas decorations and lights, which are used to decorate not only houses, but also squares, parks and public buildings. Nobody can be as "professional" to take care of the festive mood, as the Americans, who are known for organizing competitions for the most beautifully decorated house and caring for the breathtaking city illuminations. Christmas decorations usually have intense colors (red and green). What is more, wreaths and garlands made of coniferous branches and glass balls, as well as traditional socks, in which small gifts can be placed, are equally popular. Nevertheless, fresh snow covering the streets and houses with a layer of white powder is still the most beautiful Christmas decoration of all.