yes... I said part one and that means there will be more editions to this segment
I am not a real Floridian... I am a displaced northerner so I do feel I can talk about the differences between a Florida Christmas and well... the rest of the US.
You know you are in Florida when it is December 9th, and you are sitting in front of the Christmas tree wearing shorts and a t-shirt. I have all the windows open in the house because it's 77 out and tomorrow's forecast is 84.
You know you are in Florida for Christmas when you are planning out Christmas clothes and you need to find short sleeve shirts to wear that are holiday-ish. But, you also have to have ones that are long sleeves because it could be lows in the 40s and highs in the low 60s.
So you know you are in Florida for Christmas when the temperature could be anywhere between mid-30s to mid-80s at any given time on any given day. Oh and I so love wearing my shorts and t-shirts in December... it so beats wearing turtle neck and sweater and then still feeling cold