Fashions: Less for Sea Than Seeing

For most of the people in the U.S., Christmas comes and goes without a flake of visible snow on the ground. In fact, dreaming of a white Christmas is about as far as many people get these days. The weather is still cold and bitter, but superfluously gruesome without the compensations of snow. So, although the holiday has traditionally been a time to gather the family round, more and more U.S. citizens now pack up their presents and head for a surer kind of white Christmas—the white sands of the Caribbean.

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