When I lived in the LA area back in the late 70's I could never get used to sitting in the back yard by the pool on Christmas or New Year's Day with temperatures in the 70's and 80's.
I grew up where it was normal for -40 to -60 F in the winter, it was dry and cold.
We also had to walk 10 miles to school - uphill both ways !
But I do love it here, it really isn't that bad once you get used to it. Having a nice warm fire going in the furnace doesn't hurt either tho!
Come visit, will show you what I mean!