We've been experiencing an uncharacteristically warm winter in North Carolina so far this year. This time last year we had already experienced two snows, the latter of which happened on Christmas day and almost prevented us from traveling down to Florida during the break.
So I have been pleasantly surprised (and happy!) with the weather so far in December and (so far) January.
Of course I know I am jinxing myself by raving about this, so I'm preparing myself for the coldest January and February on record just in case this doesn't last. But it really does make life so much easier when we can spend the days still playing outside instead of locked up in the house.