Originating from the great green north, I’ve always found California Christmases a tiny bit challenging. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy sunshine as much as the next person (well, nearly as much as the next person) and I admit that there’s a certain appeal to strolling along a cool yet sunny beach in the middle of winter. But, truth be told, I like scarves and sweaters, and not just because they give me something to knit. (Scarves are the easiest thing in the world to knit 😉 I like weather that’s cold enough to justify mulled wine and fuzzy slippers. And I like curling up on the couch by the fire with a wonderful Agatha Christie mystery. I find that books read differently in wintertime and I miss that, too. But life is life, I’m lucky enough to have my life in southern California. So, I’ll celebrate. Bring out the garland and the cheer. Deck the halls. I’ll walk in the sunshine and admire the snow themed lawn decorations. (There are many!) And should the thermometer happen to dip, I’ve got my scarves ready.