I know we're a little close to Christmas to really drive home the 'Christmas in Summer' point, but you might want to remember this six months from now.

Oklahoma now has a year-round Christmas store.

Before you assume it's OKC's North Pole City--they aren't year-round. They put out the holiday stuff early like Hobby Lobby does, but they don't usually open until September.


Oklahoma's year-round Christmas store is called Jeri Christmas, and you can only find it in Southwest Oklahoma.

Opened earlier last summer in Lawton, it has been far more popular a shopping destination than anyone assumed it would be. After all, who is shopping for Christmas stuff when it's 115° outside?

As it turns out, a lot of people.

From the kitch and small-batch artesian type holiday decor, people have driven from all corners of the state to shop at this tiny Christmas experiment of a store, and it looks like Jeri Christmas is going to make a run at making it a full-time year-round thing.

It's not just Christmas...

One of the biggest selling points that seems to strike a nerve with people is the farmhouse theme of the decor. Sure, it's Christmas-themed, but nobody would bat an eye if any of it stayed out all year long in your home, especially if you have divested in ample amounts of farmhouse style yourself.

It's also a shockingly popular place to grab the kind of gifts you'd see on Pinterest but be too lazy or uncreative to do yourself.

If you'd like to experience Jeri Christmas yourself, here is where you can find the details... when it's open, where it's at, etc...

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While Oklahoma isn't often thought of as a culinary destination, it'll surprise you how many iconic dishes either came from or were perfected in this state.

Some of these dishes are wild, others are rare, and we finally settle the debate on what does and doesn't belong in chili.

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Oklahoma's Best Gas Station Chains

Depending on where you are in Oklahoma, there are gas station chains specific to that area. For the most part, they all have their own niche and stay to their respective boundaries. Some are better than others, some are absolutely loathed. The question remains, as we wait on Buc-ees to make an entrance to the Oklahoma travel center landscape, can any of these brands hold a candle to the Texas giant?

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Oklahoma Counties Where Speeding 100+ MPH is Most Common

Do you often feel the need for speed? There's a theory about speeding, especially in the heartland of America... The less there is to see, the faster you want to get through it. It's a solid theory.

All the same, driving 100+ MPH down most of Oklahoma's highways might be more in line with a wild death wish, but many people do. Here's a quick list from OHP where speed demons are caught the most in the Sooner State.

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Notorious Oklahoma Speed Traps to Avoid

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Keep in mind that this isn't every speed trap in Oklahoma. 55% of all Oklahoma towns generate at least 10% of their municipal revenue... These are just the overachievers.

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