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By Mike Gold 

Off Kilter | Christmas – Left Coast vs. Right Coast


December 18, 2019

Having lived on both the East and West coasts, I’ve had an opportunity to observe some holiday season differences. In fact, there is a considerable difference during the holidays on the East Coast between the Northeast and the Southeast (especially Florida).

East Coast, Northeast: For starters, unlike the West Coast, we have real winters in the Northeast. It is almost guaranteed that before Christmas you would have a significant snow. At least 4-6 inches. Now, in the Northeast (particularly New England), 4-6 inches of snow is barely a “dusting.” If schools have not let out, as yet, fo...

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