3 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit if You Live in a Warm Climate [LIST]

We’re experts at the “hot Christmas” game here at 600 Global (Phoenix, AZ)! Weather in the 50 and 60s won’t dampen our holiday spirits!

All of the Christmas movies depict families decked out in sweaters and mittens while the windows are fogged with condensation and flurry snowfall in the background. We refuse to miss out on the fun – so here are 3 ways that you can get into the holiday spirit if you live in a warm climate like we do!

1. Build a Sand Man!

Psh, snow!? You don’t need that to construct your big, lofty, round buddy! Head on down to the nearest beach, or literally anywhere with sand, and build it up! Take an awesome picture and send it to friends and relatives up north – and do it without numb, frozen fingers. Remind them that the holidays aren’t so bad in the sunshine, which brings us to our next point.

2. Remember That You’re Lucky!

It gets really cold up in the northern states around this time of year. You have no idea what they would give to be able to be in your shoes! Shoveling wet, heavy snow, dealing with a near-Antarctic car in the morning, being blasted by frozen winds at every angle. Those are not enjoyable and 600 Global is incredibly lucky to do business in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. So hey, let’s enjoy our shorts and t-shirts because it is a lot better than painful, icy wind in your face!

3. Go All Out!

Just because there’s no snow outside doesn’t mean we shouldn’t go all out! Make some delicious eggnog, bake dozens of holiday cookies, glaze a Christmas ham, deck the halls, buy pine-scented candles. There is no excuse for not taking part in the holiday cheer!

There are also plenty of neighborhoods to go drive around and enjoy. Yes, northerners, we still put up awesome lights for everyone to enjoy. Oh, and of course – Christmas movies! All of the countless classics that you can only watch one-time per year are just as wonderful in warm weather.

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3 Ways to Get into the Holiday Spirit if You Live in a Warm Climate [LIST]

Fun Facts for Thanksgiving [And Happy Thanksgiving!]

Thanksgiving is quickly approaching! All of us at 600 Global appreciate the joy that comes with gathering around a table with good food and loved ones to reflect on the things we are grateful for. It is also a time to reflect upon where we have come from and where we are going.

Since Thanksgiving is a rather old tradition, we thought we’d focus on where we came from and find a few little-known facts about Thanksgiving for your reading pleasure.

  1. The very first Thanksgiving lasted 3 WHOLE days! Can you imagine eating food straight for three days? Ok, so they didn’t eat food all day every day, but if our modern Thanksgiving was three days long you’d need to have a very, very stretchy waistband, that’s for sure. 

  2. President Lincoln was the first president to actually sign Thanksgiving into becoming a national holiday. How’s that for Old Abe’s legacy? 

  3. Turkey was definitely not served at the first Thanksgiving. Between the pilgrims and the Native Americans, the meal likely consisted of deer, corn, and fish. 

  4. During the Great Depression, President Roosevelt tried to move the date of Thanksgiving to a week earlier, in the hopes that it would help the shopping season. It didn’t have much of an effect and so it was moved back to its original date. 

  5. Wild, undomesticated Turkeys can run up to 25 miles per hour!! 

  6. A common myth is that Benjamin Franklin originally wanted the American bird to be a Turkey, not an Eagle! We don’t know if Turkey rings out Freedom quite the same way that a Bald-Eagle does. However it turns out, President Franklin merely believed that the original seal of an Eagle resembled a Turkey more than an Eagle. 

  7. The first meal eaten on the moon, by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, consisted of roasted turkey.

From all of us at 600 Global, we truly hope this Thanksgiving season is full of celebrations with family and friends as you gather to reflect on how lucky you are. Follow 600 Global on Instagram to see what we’re up to this Thanksgiving Season.

Fun Facts for Thanksgiving [And Happy Thanksgiving!]