The Florida lifestyle is unique year-round, and even more so at the holidays. We don’t dream of a typical white Christmas, and baby, it can be a little toasty outside. We don’t need no stinkin’ snow to have a big, beautiful, and very merry Christmas. Here are eight great reasons why celebrating Christmas in the Sunshine State is second to none!

Palm trees are just as festive as firs.

Our white Christmas doesn’t melt.

We can walk in our parks and take in the Christmas lights without catching frost bite.

Boat parades.

Florida always makes Santa’s nice list.

Mickey Mouse knows how to throw a Christmas party.

Hang Christmas lights, catch a tan.

Flamingos in Santa hats.

Don’t live in Florida? Don’t fret. Samantha Merritt can find you the perfect Florida home and you’ll be trading your eggnog for a fresh squeezed mimosa before next Christmas.