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Every year, I love watching the movie, White Christmas. I love the idea of riding in a sleigh and the snow swirling. I can relate to the characters’ disappointment, though, when they arrive in Vermont to warm weather and no snow. However, their luck changes. Ours doesn’t.
Some parts of the South have first hand knowledge of a white Christmas but where I live in the Deep South, we rarely see snow, period. And when we do, we get a holiday because everything comes to a halt. We don’t know how to handle it so it’s a play day for all.
In all of my years living in the South, I’ve only experienced snow less than a dozen times. Most of the time, if it’s cold enough with precipitation, we get ICE. Ice is awful. It means the pine trees are going to snap and I’m going to go without power for a week while camping in my home. It’s cold with no benefit of the fun, flaky stuff.
I would like to experience a white Christmas at least once in my life. It’s really difficult to feel in a Christmas-y mood when the temperature is hovering in the low 80s. My daughter’s birthday is a week before Christmas and when she was 5 years old, we had snow on her birthday. Only a sprinkling but it was snow. That is the closest to Christmas I think we’ve ever come.
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Do you have a white Christmas? Can I come and watch it come down, drink hot chocolate and maybe, ride in a sleigh?
“Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.” Psalm 51:7 NIV Bible