I am from Florida too. I have been here 3 years and it's quite a challenge to get into Christmas early when it's so warm out. but I know I'm ready to start playing the Christmas music by October. My tree always goes up the weekend after Thanksgiving then I take it down the weekend of New Years. That's the sad part. It's nice to find other people who really enjoy that Christmas feeling and wish we could keep it going longer. People down in Florida really like to deck out I think to compensate for the lack of white stuff. My first Christmas here was hard. I had no tree and when they started playing the Christmas music on the Christian stations really early while it was still 90 degrees outside that was a bit hard to comprehend but I've settled in now and I do have a nice tree.