December roses: Easy Spirit.
Some years I manage to have a smattering of roses still blooming at Christmas. But this year we had an actual freeze in the mid-twenties back in mid-November, so the roses closed up shop.
Except....I had just bought 3 mailorder roses from Heirloom Roses, all leafed out own-root and looking somewhat cold-tender, so I repotted them rather than plant them directly in the ground. I will plant them next spring after their root systems are a bit bigger. This way I just pull the pots from the ground if a cold snap is coming and shelter them overnight. The bonus is that this beauty decided to put on a show over the last several days; still blooming now, a lovely blushing salmon pink.