In honor of the holiday, we are stepping back in time to take a look at how Alabamians celebrated Christmas around the state in the early and mid-1900s.

Downtown Birmingham at Christmas, 1950s

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Montgomery, First National Bank Decorated for Christmas, 1950s

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Downtown Cullman at Christmas, 1940s

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Gadsden, Christmas Shopping Crowds, 1940s

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Decatur, Santa Arriving by Helicopter, 1970s

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