I SPENT THE HOLIDAYS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA and it was what some would call a picture perfect Christmas. There was a lot of snow, it was cold, and I spent hours sitting by the fire with some hot apple cider. It was lovely. But each time I had to shovel snow off my driveway, put ice cleats on my boots to take the dog out, or wear long johns just to go for a walk, I wished I was on a beach somewhere wearing nothing but my bathing suit.

Eric Sterman‘s footage of what it’s like to spend December in Hawaii will also make you crave for sunshine, surf, and swims in clear blue waters. Maybe next year we’ll be as lucky.

Where did you spend Christmas? Was it at a beach paradise or a winter wonderland?