Christmas In Florida

000 santa boat parade

Coming from New England I still have people up North who ask me if I miss the snow during the holidays.

My answer is always “No”…. in fact, most of my Christmas days up North were snowless, but filled with freezing temperatures and cold winds.  I have no fond memories of crossing a barren front yard landscape looking for my newspaper tossed wildly by a bicyclist caught in a cross-wind.

000 santa in florida

I will confess celebrating Santa in Florida took some adjustment.  Instead of a downtown Christmas parade like they had in Framingham, Massachusetts, the favorite choice is standing on a dock watching a Christmas boat parade.

Parents don’t have to explain how Santa can fit down the chimney since so many Florida homes (like mine) have no chimney.  Santa has the world’s best pass key.

When you live in Florida, people visit you so you can disregard the fun of airport crowds and driving ice-filled roads and shipping gifts to people who live in Florida.

Merry Christmas to all.

M. C. Bob Leonard

Advertisements

About floridatraveler

Historian and travel writer M. C. Bob Leonard makes the Sunshine State his home base. Besides serving as content editor for several textbook publishers and as college professor, he moderates the FHIC at www.floridahistory.org
This entry was posted in florida history, florida vacations and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s