Its Christmas in Union Square

While you’re scrambling to prepare for one holiday, Union Square spent the weekend preparing for another.

This would be San Francisco’s Christmas tree to be. Tall, proud, green, and odd on such a warm and sunny day.

Like the many Christmas Days I spent in Florida, trees, lights, Santa’s do not seem right unless there is cold, there is snow, and there is a real winter.

How do you get into the Xmas spirit – a snow-less holiday season? Is it trips to the mountains? Trips to the shore? Or trips to the store?

4 Comments so far

  1. Bill Logan (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 11:07 am

    I really think it’s just a matter of perception. If you never had the “white Christmas” growing up here, you don’t need it. The long-term transplants would probably have a different answer.

  2. TinMan (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 1:23 pm

    For me, a California native, it’s just the general chilly weather, fewer hours of sunlight, and seasonal produce that helps trigger the holiday spirit.

    As Bill mentioned, it is mostly about perception. When I get out of bed, I’m freezing my ass off. It is cold.

  3. Bradley Allen (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 1:56 pm

    My kids spotted this on our way to Dottie’s for breakfast (too bad it was closed).

    “I’m sure glad we live in San Francisco, dad.”

    Why’s that, son?

    “Because we have the biggest Christmas tree! You need a crane to hang decorations on it. Wow!”

    Ah, to be a kid again.

  4. tyler82 (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 11:39 pm

    You really seem to be enjoying your time here. I love tourists who don’t act like “tourists” and really get into the place they are traveling to. It’s those fisherman’s wharf, holiday inn, hooters tourists that gawk at anything not wearing a hawaiian shirt that we try to shoo away. But people like you are always welcome!

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