In my memory, I can only remember one White Christmas. And it wasn’t pretty. It was wintry mix, and it was nasty, icy, and miserable. I was 12, I think, and I had gotten a bunch of Beach Boys tapes for my birthday a few months earlier so I was listening to them on my Walkman as my dad navigated the icy roads.
Growing up in the New York and New Jersey (and when I was in California spending the majority of the holiday seasons in NY), you’d think I would have experienced more White Christmases than that. One of my favorite Christmas songs is “White Christmas”, but the uppity jolly version from the scene in “Home Alone” where Kevin is grooming himself. (As opposed to the moody croony Bing Crosby version) So…a White Christmas, is it too much to ask?
Well, according to Accuweather AND Weather.com…2008 might be the year where I can experience a White Christmas. It snowed today, it’s going to snow on Friday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and possibly next THURSDAY a.k.a. Christmas! Even if it doesn’t snow, I’m sure there will be substantial snow on the ground.
Friday’s storm sounds like it has the potential to be a doozy, too!Filed under nostalgia, snow, weather |