GIF via ABC

This happens every year in Los Angeles (and maybe every night): a total jam on the city’s highways, thanks to Thanksgiving travel. The funny part is either that all these drivers thought they could escape the traffic by traveling a day early or that all these drivers thought they could escape the traffic in LA at all.

The footage was captured by ABC last night, and shows the 405 putting on an impromptu (and a bit early) Christmas display from the air. The 405 is the busiest highway in any American city in normal times, hosting nearly 400,000 vehicles per day. Let’s check in on LA traffic this morning, around 5 a.m. PST:

What traffic? LA’s a fine place to live.