Warm weather not spoiling holiday spirits

Temperatures tied record highs in parts of the Pee Dee on Friday and were well above normal along the Grand Strand.

One college student walking along the beach with her friends said, "I'm from Cleveland where its freezing right now. We're all from the Midwest, so we're happy to be down here enjoying the beach."

In The Market Common, diners sat outside at King Street Grill and walked around the pond in shorts and t-shirts.

The weather outside certainly doesn't match the postcard image of Christmas, but its not spoiling the Christmas season for anyone.

WPDE NewsChannel 15 caught up with several people attending the Christmas Tree lighting in North Myrtle Beach. "I think its still Christmas, you've got the decorations, you've got people feeling Christmas spirit and everything, so it still feels like Christmas" one woman told us.

Another man with his family said Christmas is more important than what's on the thermometer. "It's in your heart, giving to people, that's what Christmas is all about to us."