It took me a while to realize why it was so weird, but when I figured it out, it made so much more sense.
This is the first Christmas that I have been in a warm place.
The first year I was gone for Christmas, I as in Germany. The next time I was gone for Christmas, I was in Spain. I was in South Korea until the 22nd of December, and it snowed there. Last year, TC and I were in Colorado. Other than that, I have mostly been in Minnesota for Christmas. This year, I was in Houston and it was 70 degrees for most of the day.