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17th Sep '17 10:08:04 AM nombretomado
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In the [[AVeryBritishChristmas UK]], particularly Southern England and Wales, there is seldom any snow at Christmas (although, given a recent spate of possibly-climate-change-related cold snaps, this might be changing in the future). Much of the popular imagery of an "old-fashioned" white Christmas goes back to Creator/CharlesDickens, who was really just being nostalgic for his own childhood Christmases of the early 19th century... which happened to fall during the tail end of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age Little Ice Age]].[[note]]The first eight years of Dickens' life saw eight white Christmases in a row. Lucky bugger.[[/note]]

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In the [[AVeryBritishChristmas [[UsefulNotes/AVeryBritishChristmas UK]], particularly Southern England and Wales, there is seldom any snow at Christmas (although, given a recent spate of possibly-climate-change-related cold snaps, this might be changing in the future). Much of the popular imagery of an "old-fashioned" white Christmas goes back to Creator/CharlesDickens, who was really just being nostalgic for his own childhood Christmases of the early 19th century... which happened to fall during the tail end of the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Ice_Age Little Ice Age]].[[note]]The first eight years of Dickens' life saw eight white Christmases in a row. Lucky bugger.[[/note]]
6th Jul '17 5:17:44 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded and justified in a ''[[TheMaryTylerMooreShow Mary Tyler Moore Show]]'' episode:

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* Lampshaded and justified in a ''[[TheMaryTylerMooreShow ''[[Series/TheMaryTylerMooreShow Mary Tyler Moore Show]]'' episode:
22nd Apr '17 11:19:18 PM MarauderSky
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* Averted in the Midwest during the [[TheNew'10s 2010s]] in the Decembers of 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 (the latter two had theirs in November instead).

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* Averted in the Midwest during the [[TheNew'10s 2010s]] 2010s, in the Decembers of 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 (the latter two had theirs in November instead).
22nd Apr '17 11:18:12 PM MarauderSky
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* Averted in the Midwest during the [[TheNew10s 2010s]] in the Decembers of 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 (the latter two had theirs in November instead).

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* Averted in the Midwest during the [[TheNew10s [[TheNew'10s 2010s]] in the Decembers of 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 (the latter two had theirs in November instead).
22nd Apr '17 11:15:46 PM MarauderSky
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* Averted in the Midwest during the [[TheNew10s 2010s]] during the Decembers of 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 (the latter two had theirs in November instead).

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* Averted in the Midwest during the [[TheNew10s 2010s]] during in the Decembers of 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 (the latter two had theirs in November instead).
22nd Apr '17 11:13:51 PM MarauderSky
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* Averted in the Midwest during the {{TheNew10s 2010s}} during the Decembers of 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 (the latter two had theirs in November instead).

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* Averted in the Midwest during the {{TheNew10s 2010s}} [[TheNew10s 2010s]] during the Decembers of 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 (the latter two had theirs in November instead).
22nd Apr '17 11:12:42 PM MarauderSky
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* Averted in the Midwest during the {{TheNew10s 2010s}} during the Decembers of 2011, 2012, 2014, and 2015 (the latter two had theirs in November instead).



22nd Apr '17 2:19:55 PM Mdumas43073
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** Considering they're supposed to be in ''Korea'' (despite behaving as if they're in Vietnam and the show lasting about four times as long as the actual Korean War), windows on a mess tent are all that's unusual.

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** Considering they're supposed to be in ''Korea'' (despite behaving as if they're in Vietnam and the show lasting about four times as long as the actual Korean War), glass windows on a mess tent are all that's unusual.



-->A [[{{pun}} veil of tears]] for the Virgin Birth

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-->A A [[{{pun}} veil of tears]] for the Virgin Birth
22nd Apr '17 2:19:12 PM Mdumas43073
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---> Christmas where the gum trees grow\\

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---> --> Christmas where the gum trees grow\\



-->They said there'd be snow at Christmas
-->They said there'd be peace on Earth
-->But instead it just kept on raining

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-->They said there'd be snow at Christmas
-->They
Christmas\\
They
said there'd be peace on Earth
-->But
Earth\\
But
instead it just kept on rainingraining\\
22nd Apr '17 2:16:24 PM Mdumas43073
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Unless a work of fiction takes place in a tropical or arid setting, or in [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAustralia the Southern Hemisphere]], it will ''always'' snow in winter. That's how [[SeasonalBaggage you know it's winter]]. Christmas time in particular is always a Currier & Ives picture-postcard affair, hence the trope name. Characters will thus spend a great deal of time outdoors walking, sledding, sleighing, skiing, and/or snowshoeing through gently falling snow, and likely as not there will be at least several inches of fresh powder on the ground already.

The snow will be there to look "pretty". It does not melt or turn slushy, and is never coated with dirt or litter. It is ''never'' accompanied by freezing winds or icy rains. It can always be easily molded into snowmen or [[SnowballFight snowballs]] (real snow has to be warmish and wet first). No one ever has trouble traveling in it unless it's [[SnowedIn a plot point]], and it even [[ItsAlwaysSpring conveniently vanishes by the next episode]]. Why, it's almost as if Mother Nature herself [[DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime knows it's Christmas time]] and has decided to [[EmpathicEnvironment act accordingly]].

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Unless a work of fiction takes place in a tropical or arid setting, or in [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAustralia the Southern Hemisphere]], it will ''always'' snow in winter. That's how [[SeasonalBaggage you know it's winter]].

Christmas time in particular is always a Currier & Ives picture-postcard affair, hence the trope name. Characters will thus spend a great deal of time outdoors walking, sledding, sleighing, skiing, and/or snowshoeing through gently falling snow, and likely as not there will be at least several inches of fresh powder on the ground already.

already. The snow will be there to look "pretty". It does not melt or turn slushy, and is never coated with dirt or litter. It is ''never'' accompanied by freezing winds or icy rains. It can always be easily molded into snowmen or [[SnowballFight snowballs]] (real snow has to be warmish and wet first). No one ever has trouble traveling in it unless it's [[SnowedIn a plot point]], and it even [[ItsAlwaysSpring conveniently vanishes by the next episode]]. Why, it's almost as if Mother Nature herself [[DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime knows it's Christmas time]] and has decided to [[EmpathicEnvironment act accordingly]].
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