Most People Don’t Know America’s First Christmas Happened In Florida

Although it would have looked completely different from the holiday we know and love today, it’s possible that the first Christmas in America took place in the 16th century right here in Florida.

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Folks from other states think Christmas in warm Florida weather is odd, but it may actually be the original American Christmas. You can read more about Florida’s claim to the first Christmas in the New World here. What do you think about this story? What’s your favorite thing about celebrating Christmas in Florida?