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12th Mar '17 11:00:54 AM nombretomado
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* The Pet Shop Boys released a Christmas single in 2009 appropriately and accurately called "It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas".

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* The Pet Shop Boys Music/ThePetShopBoys released a Christmas single in 2009 appropriately and accurately called "It Doesn't Often Snow at Christmas".



* Parodied in MitchBenn's "Christmas Single".

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* Parodied in MitchBenn's Music/MitchBenn's "Christmas Single".
20th Feb '17 1:27:39 AM bt8257
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In the [[AVeryBritishChristmas United Kingdom]], 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 United Kingdom]], 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]]
29th Jan '17 9:10:22 AM Theatre_Maven_3695
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** Anyone who's ever worked in retail will attest this is a very good thing. Hearing nothing but Holiday music eight hours a day from after Thanksgiving to Christmas is maddening.
*** The Australian Christmas carol "Christmas Where The Gum Trees Grow" averts this:

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** Anyone who's ever worked in retail will attest this is a very good thing. Hearing nothing but Holiday music eight hours a day from after Thanksgiving to Christmas is maddening.
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* The Australian Christmas carol "Christmas Where The Gum Trees Grow" averts this:
15th Jan '17 12:42:24 PM OverTheRainbow
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*** The most recent Valentine's Day episode, "Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4", also [[ItsAlwaysSpring looks more like it's spring instead of winter]], with no snow on the ground, fully-leaved trees, and the lack of winter clothes.

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*** The most recent Valentine's Day episode, "Love Is in the N2-O2-Ar-CO2-Ne-He-CH4", N2-O2-Ar-[=CO2=]-Ne-He-[=CH4=]", also [[ItsAlwaysSpring looks more like it's spring instead of winter]], with no snow on the ground, fully-leaved trees, and the lack of winter clothes.
8th Jan '17 3:17:42 AM BoukenDutch
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* ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'': Near the end of their ChristmasEpisode (44), Luka / [=GokaiYellow=] uses the powers of [[Series/MahouSentaiMagiranger Magimother]] to make it snow.
5th Jan '17 6:24:47 AM Mdumas43073
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Unless a work of fiction is 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 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 on the ground already.

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Unless a work of fiction is 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 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 on the ground already.
5th Jan '17 6:23:56 AM Mdumas43073
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* The rarely heard intro to the Music/IrvingBerlin song for which the [[TropeNamer trope is named]] reveals the reason the singer is "dreaming of a [[Music/MerryChristmas white Christmas]]": he's in Beverly Hills.

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* The rarely heard rarely-heard intro to the Music/IrvingBerlin song for which the [[TropeNamer trope is named]] reveals the reason the singer is "dreaming of a [[Music/MerryChristmas white Christmas]]": he's in Beverly Hills.



* The music video for the Dashboard Confessional song "Stolen" shows it snowing at the Hotel Del Coronado in... Coronado, CA. It NEVER snows in Coronado. Ever.

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* The music video for the Dashboard Confessional Music/DashboardConfessional song "Stolen" shows it snowing at the Hotel Del Coronado in... Coronado, CA.California. It NEVER snows in Coronado. Ever.
5th Jan '17 5:36:52 AM Mdumas43073
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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. Every single strip set in the winter has feet of snow, enough to make giant snow beasts. Calvin apparently lives in Northern Canada. Or in Ohio in the '60s, '70s, and early '80s (as Bill Watterson did). (Yes, there really was that much snow. Ohio, the northern part of the state in particular, gets quite a lot of snow due to the influence of Lake Erie.)

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* ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes''. Every single strip set in the winter has feet of snow, enough to make giant snow beasts. Calvin apparently lives in Northern Canada. Or in Ohio in the '60s, '70s, and early '80s (as '80s, as Bill Watterson did).did. (Yes, there really was that much snow. Ohio, the northern part of the state in particular, gets quite a lot of snow due to the influence of Lake Erie.)
5th Jan '17 5:34:27 AM Mdumas43073
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In the [[AVeryBritishChristmas United Kingdom]], 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 mythology 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 United Kingdom]], particularly Southern England and Wales, there is seldom any snow at Christmas (although, given a recent spate of possibly climate change-related possibly-climate-change-related cold snaps, this might be changing in the future). Much of the popular mythology 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]]
5th Jan '17 5:32:09 AM Mdumas43073
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In the [[AVeryBritishChristmas United Kingdom]], 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 mythology 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 United Kingdom]], particularly Southern England and Wales, there is seldom any snow at Christmas -- although, (although, given a recent spate of possibly climate change-related cold snaps, this might be changing in the future.future). Much of the popular mythology 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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