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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Shorts and short-sleeve shirts. Convertibles with the tops down. People exercising and playing in the parks like it is spring.

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But it is December 26th. And the unseasonably warm weather had people scrapping traditional post-Christmas routines.

“Normally we are probably eating leftovers from Christmas dinner, you know? Indoors, obviously because the weather is usually a big cooler,” said Octavio Aguayo who was in a Fort Worth parking playing soccer with his friends.

“Anytime I get a chance to wear shorts and a polo shirt it’s fine with me!” exclaimed Brinton Smith who sat in the sunshine watching his son play in the park.

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It’s also a chance for the kids to take their new hover boards and bikes outside and leaving the video games behind for a while. Even the parents don’t want to see the temperatures drop.

“The kids always like a white Christmas,” Smith said. “It’s fun to go out and throw snowballs on Christmas day it makes it extra special. But I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona so I never mind warm weather.”

The warm weather actually boosted business at Panther Island Ice, the seasonal outdoor ice rink at Coyote Drive-In in Fort Worth. Tickets were sold out by mid afternoon.

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