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Old 11-10-2013, 06:14 PM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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To me, experiencing snow and all the things related to it is almost a staple of what it means to be American. Who doesn't dream of a white Christmas? You would rather have a warm and sunny Christmas? Yuck.

If someone hates snow, then they'd be better off living in an actual tropical country.
Uh ... dude. Seriously? "White Christmas" is a creation of Hollywood (typical). Besides, to half the world (the part BELOW the equator), Christmas is in the SUMMERTIME! Guess we should feel sorry for them because they aren't lucky enough to be influenced by an image of what Christmas is supposed to be created by Jews in the entertainment industry?!

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Old 11-10-2013, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Center City
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Guess we should feel sorry for them because they aren't lucky enough to be influenced by an image of what Christmas is supposed to be created by Jews in the entertainment industry?!
I'm afraid my white Christmas memories are gathered from growing up above the Mason-Dixon Line, not some anti-semetic conspiracy non-sense.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:29 PM
 
Location: The A
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Uh ... dude. Seriously? "White Christmas" is a creation of Hollywood (typical). Besides, to half the world (the part BELOW the equator), Christmas is in the SUMMERTIME! Guess we should feel sorry for them because they aren't lucky enough to be influenced by an image of what Christmas is supposed to be created by Jews in the entertainment industry?!

The hell do Jews have to do with anything
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:40 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Exactly. The very thought of it just feels weird. One day I want to book at a hotel up in the NYC around Christmas week (Before X-mas Day) and go Christmas shopping on 5th Avenue, SoHo, and 57th Street and I hope that one of those days, it will snow.....Enchanting the NYC with the beauty of winter, as well as turning Central Park into a winter wonderland of sorts, which would make for a perfect romantic activity with me and my lovely girlfriend (I'm an Autumn person, she's a Winter person) And yes, the amount of times that I have watched the Home Alone 2: Lost in New York movie to this very day has inspired me to make such a move!

Even though Winter is my least favorite season (I don't hate/dislike Winter, I just prefer Fall, Spring, and Summer in that order more), I can definitely see the beauty of Winter and most of us here on the East Coast and those out in the Midwest and the Rockies know how to have fun in the snow

Dashing through the snow.....Yep, it's that time of year again!
I guess if you keep telling yourself anything, you start to believe it.

Having grown up in Southern California, I've absolutely zero wistful fondness for living any extended period in snow. There is snow to play, ski, tube, board, walk and flounder in 90 minutes away. It has its appeal, but I can leave it where belongs, and not have to dig my car out the driveway the next morning. I'd rather that as a recreational option rather than a lifestyle feature, in addition to things like winter adult league baseball, golfing, tennis, biking, etc, all in a more benign temperature. I can comfortably air out my home every day of the year, but it gets chilly enough at nights to wear layers and otherwise allow me to change up my wardrobe. Enjoyable climatic variation need not be physically painful.

Of course, this is subjective. But I recently spent successive Christmas weekends in deep snowy climes. I know exactly what I'm missing. Never again.

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Old 11-10-2013, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Uh ... dude. Seriously? "White Christmas" is a creation of Hollywood (typical). Besides, to half the world (the part BELOW the equator), Christmas is in the SUMMERTIME! Guess we should feel sorry for them because they aren't lucky enough to be influenced by an image of what Christmas is supposed to be created by Jews in the entertainment industry?!

You had me until you decided to throw anti-semitism into it.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:46 PM
 
Location: LBC
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Irving Berlin wrote "White Christmas" while wintering in Palm Springs. Great song by an iconic American genius. But the sentiment he was expressing was one of a provincial, whiny *****.
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Northeast Ohio
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I do like the idea of a nostalgic white Christmas. It's having a long winter dragging into February and March (sometimes April in some US cities) that totally sucks. A late winter tropical vacation is usually a good remedy, though I remember leaving the beach in Florida on the last day of my vacation in March having to go back to the brown dead looking trees, muddy, slushy, and the potential of another snowstorm in New England was one very melancholy moment.
My sister went on an extended trip to Portland, Oregon a few years ago and told me afterwards that returning to northeast Ohio from Portland in March was, in her words, "like returning to Hell from Heaven". I don't know if I'd go THAT far, but I do imagine it was quite a shock to her senses!
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Old 11-10-2013, 06:51 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Uh ... dude. Seriously? "White Christmas" is a creation of Hollywood (typical). Besides, to half the world (the part BELOW the equator), Christmas is in the SUMMERTIME! Guess we should feel sorry for them because they aren't lucky enough to be influenced by an image of what Christmas is supposed to be created by Jews in the entertainment industry?!

Holy crap! You mean to say the Upper Midwest, New England, Mountain West and all the Northern Tier states used to have warm, green Christmases until those pesky Jews in Hollywood made a couple films about a white Christmas? Damn!

You seriously need to rethink your prejudice, or maybe share them a little less so you don't look like a bigoted fool as much.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:08 PM
 
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Uh ... dude. Seriously? "White Christmas" is a creation of Hollywood (typical).

Absolutely. Ever notice how many Christmas movies are set in NYC and there is ALWAYS snow? NYC in the real world only has a 22% chance of seeing a white Christmas. In my opinion if you really want to experience the Hollywood version of urban Christmastime and be guaranteed it year after year, the Twin Cities are your only real option.
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Old 11-10-2013, 07:11 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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Boise, you know damn well why not...don't act like you don't

oh, and anyplace in Maryland...Marrrry-Land...nuff said
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