The desert may not conjure up Christmas, but it has played a role in some of the most treasured and classic holiday songs of all time.
A generation of Hollywood stars found a privileged playground in the desert that set the stage for the idyllic resort lifestyle in Greater Palm Springs.
From the beginning, Palm Springs has always been a sporty place. People first came because the dry desert air was good for the lungs (actually, its clean air, devoid of pollution, helps people with conditions like asthma), but it wasn’t long before the sports-minded crowd followed with their tennis rackets, golf clubs, polo mallets, and hiking staffs. Nellie Coffman laid