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I was one of them, a northerner who smugly felt like Christmas could only happen above the Mason-Dixon line where the December temperatures hovered closer to thirty degrees than to eighty.
"I would miss the seasons," I said.
But while I was walking back to my car this week in a sleeveless dress and listening to Christmas music pealing from the outdoor speakers, I thought to myself, "No worries, Christmas is a real thing in Florida".
It doesn't hurt that poinsettias line the sidewalks instead of sandy dingy snow.
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I understand those that love the changing seasons and can't imagine a Christmas without snow but trust me when I say, it is definitely possible to equally embrace the holiday spirit here in Florida. And honestly, it is undeniably more pleasant, to peruse the shops, and navigate the sidewalks without needing to dodge ice patches and melting snow puddles while wearing boots and gloves.
So yes, Florida, there is a Santa Claus and the Christmas spirit is alive and well here and I'm so glad to spend a part of our holiday season with you.