Christmas trees, lights, decorations and goodies — they make up the cherished holiday traditions we celebrate with friends and family. And Oklahoma’s oil and natural gas resources help to fuel our holiday traditions and cheer in more ways than one.

From the countless decorations hung, to faux Christmas trees, and of course, powering our impressive light shows.

According to, about 105 million U.S. homes celebrate Christmas — and most of those decorate their homes to some degree.

That means electricity usage spikes during the holidays to power Christmas trees, decorations, outdoor lights and more. It costs Americans roughly $170 billion to power their Christmas decorations for the 45-day holiday season or about $3.7 billion per day.


Here are just a few more ways oil and natural gas fuel our favorite holiday traditions.