Christmas and holidays in tropical Michigan?

Everywhere you go these days, there are true signs that the Christmas and holiday season are coming up soon.  Christmas decorations and holiday merchandise are appearing everywhere these days in West Michigan, which is of course the usual for this time of year.  What isn’t so usual though is the 70 degree weather of this week.  So “getting in the holiday spirit” is kind of difficult for those of us who have lived in Michigan and the midwest most of our lives.  But alas, based on the upcoming week’s weather forecast, it would appear that this will be changing soon enough.