Christmas in California

Christmas in California is a beautiful sight. The sun is shining. The temperatures are gentle. The leaves gracefully tumble to the ground. It truly is a wonderful time of year. We had a little bit of rain but not too much. Absolutely no snow. If there were snow, you'd know something is terribly wrong. Everyone else is probably experiencing frigid temperatures by now, but all you need here is a sweater maybe some leggings & you're good to go as far as the winter chill. These are photos of Christmas time in California as I see it. Be it the dainty string of a colorful Christmas lights or the glowing pastel painted sunset near the ocean, this is Christmas in Southern California.
Pastel & palm trees. My view of the sky.
The empty pool on a rainy day. Notice the visible moisture from the heat of the pool.


Christmas in Carlsbad

The freaks come out at night.

A festive Starbucks cup. Woohoo!
Sunset after the rain. 
Bird of paradise with rain droplets.


Christmas according to the heavens.

Decorations at Booze Brothers.


Remember: we all go through struggles. We have those ups & downs. Those people who seem to have it after us. Those times when everything is terrible. Pick yourself up out of that funk. Grab a coffee. Go for a walk. Phone a friend. Nobody can change your attitude but you. Enjoy the little things. The beauty of the every day. Enjoy the season, the festivities, & the love.

What does your Christmas look like? What's your favorite thing about this time of year? Which photograph is your favorite? Please let me know. :]

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57 comments

  1. Christmas looks so beautiful in California! Great pictures xx

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  2. So jealous of the beautiful and warm weather there! I live in Maine so I'm sure you can imagine what it's like haha

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  3. Wow these photos are gorgeous!! Christmas seems amazing in Cali! :)


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  4. Beautiful photos! Christmas looks so nice in Cali!:)

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  5. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to California and one day I'll make it out there! Looks so lovely from your pictures.

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    1. Hopefully you get the opportunity to visit, Tarah. :]

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  6. Stunning photos & the temperature sounds perfect! :)

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  7. These photos are beautiful! Christmas in california looks amazing! Have an amazing time and all the best for 2015!

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    1. I can't believe 2015 is basically here..... :o

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  8. These photos are awesome! We were living in California earlier this year, but we left right before we would get to experience a Christmas there. It's like an entirely different world than what I would be used to!

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    1. That's very likely. No need for parkas here. :]

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  9. Lovely photos!

    The best way I can describe Christmas weather here is rain and wind hehe! If we get snow it normally turns up at the end of January / beginning of February hehe

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    1. Well that's nice! At least it's not completely frozen .:]

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  10. Ohh wow. Talk about stunning photographs! Totally envious. Love your boots too!

    Annabel ♥
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  11. I love all the photos, my favorite is the empty pool. I could see that in a NYLON-type magazine. And for some reason it remind me of a Lana Del Rey music video lol.

    Christmas is my favorite time of year, and I'm always excited to see how cities all around decorate. I'm home in Atlanta for the holidays, but back in Vegas where I am normally the decorations are out of control, especially in the hotels on the strip.

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    1. Oh yeah I bet! Actually, I've been to Vegas near Christmastime & yes, it's somehow more sparkly & upbeat than usual! :D

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  12. Lovely style and pretty skies. Happy Holidays!

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  13. still... looks like funnnn
    Happy holidays....
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  14. I was just talking about Christmas in hot places the other day, thinking how surreal it must be but these photos look amazing! Great advice too, its so easy to get down this time of year xx


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    1. Think about Christmas in Australia! It's summertime. I never thought about a beach Christmas. Hehe. :p

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  15. That looks lovely! I'm kinda used to cold weather and snow, and when i moved to Houston and the Middle East I was really worried I wouldn't get into the holiday spirit without it, but all the decorations made up for it! Love being back in the cold and snow now though :)

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    1. The snow & cold absolutely solidify the Christmasy-ness of it all. :]

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  16. I love this pictures! California looks amazing!
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    Pili
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  17. Gorgeous photos hun, hope you have a lovely Christmas :)

    Rachel xx
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  18. We are so with you, LA is so gorgeous all year round. So lucky to live here!!

    xx 365hangers

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  19. Gorgeous photos, they capture this time of year in California pretty perfectly! The third photo in Carlsbad is my favorite, there's just something special about the color of the sky and those stars.

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    Kate
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    1. I love that one. Reminds me of the North Pole...well how I'd imagine it. :p

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  20. Wonderful photos of L.A! I would love to be there right this moment ;))

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  21. Gorgeous photos! I would LOVE to live in California although I think it'd feel a little strange not being cold at Christmas :)

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    1. I imagine it'd be a bit of a shock if you're not from here. :]

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  22. Your photos are very good! They make me want to visit that places :)

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  23. So jealous of the beautiful weather and views you have, wonderful photos!

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  24. Oh...we live in Colorado and each Christmas eve we go to Winter Park, about an hour from us. We just got home now after spending the evening there. It was 9 degrees there tonight...brrr. Wish I was in Cali!

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    1. Brrr indeed. I'm so spoiled. It was like 45 degrees & we're all freezing. Haha.

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  25. Beautiful photos!!!

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  26. What lovely pics! I'm loving those hanging stars in the Carlsbad pics! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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  27. FANTASTIC photography! LOVE the steam on the pool pic! SOOOO COOOL! And Merry happy and hot Christmas and NEW YEAR's!!!
    kisses!
    xoBeckerman Girls

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    1. Glad you were able to see it on film because it was so cool in person! :D

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  28. Beautiful pics! I love the one of Carlsbad with the dark blue sky and the star lights. I love a white Christmas and of course fairy-lights.

    Alexandra
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  29. Lovely photos! Wish I lived in California

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  30. I always wished for a Christmas with Palm Trees. Maybe one day.

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  31. nice photos
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  32. Beautiful pictures. California is an amazing place to live and we're both blessed to call it home :) Christmas in Northern California looked pretty much the same, but with less palm trees ;)

    Jenny
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