Over the years Christmas has always been a family time. I remember Christmases on the family farm in Connecticut and when young a couple Christmases in Clearwater Florida. A Florida Christmas was totally different from what a northerner was used to, green grass, palm trees and a trip to the beach. One change over the years is noticeable in the pictures, that of how everyone dressed for the affair. In the old days everyone was dressed up as for Sunday services. Now dress for Christmas, much like dress for airline travel, is much more casual.