Monday, December 11, 2017

#MicroblogMondays: White Christmas

Right now, it is -5C with a windchill of -12C (that is 23F and 11F for those of you south of the border) -- and it's snowing outside. We've had a few flakes in the air over the past few weeks, but nothing that's stuck. I think that's about to change. ;)  And in my humble opinion, it's about time. ;)  After all, Christmas is just two weeks away! 

I was talking to my mother last night, and she said there's very little snow on the ground there so far -- although that is very likely to change by the time the big day arrives. December here in southern Ontario can often be green (if not particularly warm) -- but I have spent every Christmas of my life with my family, on the Canadian Prairies where I grew up, where a white Christmas is practically guaranteed. I can only remember two Christmases where we didn't have snow on the ground. The last time was in 1997 -- my beloved grandfather was still alive then (although he was gone by the next Christmas :(  ). He was then 85 years old, and my mother asked if he could remember another Christmas without snow. He couldn't. 

I know a lot of people moan and groan about the snow and cold -- and believe me, it does get pretty old by the time it disappears, usually sometime in March. (I loathe February and would happily accept a trip to the Caribbean or Florida or Hawaii then.) 

But I can't imagine Christmas without snow.  I've often said that if I ran the universe, it would start snowing on Dec. 1st, and then all the snow would magically disappear around Jan. 31st. 

How about you?  Is it usually a white Christmas where you live? 

You can find more of this week's #MicroblogMondays posts here.  


  1. The snow that they are loathing is a dream for us living in the tropics. I could not even afford spending Christmas in a nice resort with my husband to escape the holidays. This year, still doing the same thing, go with the flow and join everyone and just let everyone's kids come to us for Christmas gifts. Everyone's children but ours! Ah :(

  2. I love a white Christmas... it looks like we're going to get one this year what with the 10-14 inches of snow coming by Wednesday night apparently! Of course it could melt, but I have high hopes. It's been too warm on Christmas for my tastes. I feel like if it's going to be cold, it should be pretty. Love the snow, at least until February... then I'm probably sick of it. (Seems we're of like minds there!)

  3. February is lovely in New Zealand! lol

    I picked up the Californian relatives today at the airport. They said it didn't feel like Christmas because it wasn't cold. I can relate. It's not Christmas unless it is warm!

    I can't really imagine -12C. I've only been in that temperature once. Briefly. I'm sitting writing this in a strappy sunfrock, with windows open. It's 21C at 6.17 pm, and has been a lovely day.

  4. I love snow! It covers all the brown and dull with a magical blanket that adds needed silence to the world. Granted, it can get old. But after going through a few winters without snow, I know I prefer it.

    May you have a wonderful winter Christmas