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Old 12-15-2008, 09:07 AM
 
Location: mn
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I am native Minnesotan and was wondering how it is for southern people to have Christmas without snow? I just cant imagine it. To me the two go hand in hand. Any comments?

 
Old 12-15-2008, 09:09 AM
 
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I live in Pittsburgh and we only have a white Christmas like once a decade on average.

Remember, Christmas is only in the first week of actual winter, and even majority of the north doesn't have snow pack on the ground this early.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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I know jersey is a north state.. but Christmas time most time isnt snow time. it flurries now and then before the holiday but nothing packing down.

Minn, mich, west PA and NY all have that crazy snow. but not the NE states.

but i do love a white christmas.. the few time nj has one.


all the snow comes around late jan and early feb.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Fishers, IN
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Why don't we ask the folks who live in the southern hemisphere how they handle it?
 
Old 12-15-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I've always thought that snow on Christmas was something off T.V.
It's simple. It's Christmas without snow, everything is the same (I assume) there just isn't snow and it isn't as cold.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 09:34 AM
 
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I am native Minnesotan and was wondering how it is for southern people to have Christmas without snow? I just cant imagine it. To me the two go hand in hand. Any comments?
*chuckling a bit* Funny thing, several days I ago I started a thread on the Texas forum concerning just this topic: Slightly re-edited, here is what I wrote:

Greetings y'all...

It struck me to ask how many of you all have experienced a "White Christmas" in Texas?

As a native Texan, I am not much of a winter weather type person, and am perfectly content to let the yankees keep it to themselves.

BUT...I gotta admit...I envy them a bit the magic of a White Christmas. THAT I wouldn't mind at all. Alas though, we Texans/Southerners just don't get much of a chance for one due to geographical fate.

I can remember only two in my lifetime. Seems like the first was 1977 and the other was 1985 or so...?

BTW -- here is a map showing the chances in any given year of having a White Christmas:


http://blog.cleveland.com/metro/2007...white-xmas.jpg
 
Old 12-15-2008, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Memphis
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I am native Minnesotan and was wondering how it is for southern people to have Christmas without snow? I just cant imagine it. To me the two go hand in hand. Any comments?

You know, I am from Sweden so I understand what you mean but you get used to it. And even in Sweden there haven't been any white christmas the last few years. I lived in Oklahoma when I first moved to USA and there were 90 degrees during the Christmas season. Then we moved to WA state south of Seattle and I never saw a white Christmas there either. So it is not just the south.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 09:48 AM
 
Location: The Big D
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Why not name the thread, "How do people in California deal with no snow at Christmas?" Anywhere in the South is more likely to get some snow than MOST of California.

Us Texans and Southerners are just fine by not having a blanket of snow on Christmas. BTW, places in the panhandle of Texas can very likely see snow on Christmas. Whenever a massive snow storm hits someplace over the holidays I always think how bad it is going to be for those people having to deal w/ SOOO many people on the road traveling for the holiday with the horrible weather. Then you hear of the wrecks that happen and people losing their life because of it...... sad. And right at the holidays too.


I LIKE having a somewhat warm Christmas day actually. The kids can get out and ride the bike that Santa brought them. New skateboards, roller blades, scooters, etc. they all get to be used on Christmas Day in the nice weather. No snow and ice covering the ground and preventing them from doing so.

Besides, I'd still celebrate Christmas if I were sitting on a beach in the Carribean in a swimsuit.
 
Old 12-15-2008, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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You know, I am from Sweden so I understand what you mean but you get used to it. And even in Sweden there haven't been any white christmas the last few years. I lived in Oklahoma when I first moved to USA and there were 90 degrees during the Christmas season. Then we moved to WA state south of Seattle and I never saw a white Christmas there either. So it is not just the south.
The same way northeners feel.....
 
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