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9th Feb '16 8:18:26 AM DesertDragon
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I wouldn't call it "unheard of" if it happens in over half the country.
In real life, however, white Christmases are rather less common. In the [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAmerica United States]] they're practically unheard of outside of certain parts of the Northeast, the upper Midwest, and the Rockies. Even in those regions, the really heavy snowfall usually doesn't come until January.
5th Feb '16 2:46:59 AM Mdumas43073
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In real life, however, white Christmases are rather less common. In the [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAmerica United States]] they're practically unheard of outside of certain parts of the Northeast, the upper Midwest, and the Rockies. Even in those regions, the really heavy snowfall usually doesn't come until January if it comes at all.
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In real life, however, white Christmases are rather less common. In the [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAmerica United States]] they're practically unheard of outside of certain parts of the Northeast, the upper Midwest, and the Rockies. Even in those regions, the really heavy snowfall usually doesn't come until January if it comes at all. January.
5th Feb '16 2:28:19 AM Mdumas43073
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In real life, however, white Christmases are rather less common. In the [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAmerica United States]] they're practically unheard of outside of certain parts of the Northeast, the upper Midwest, and the Rockies. Even in those regions, the really heavy snowfall usually doesn't start until January.
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In real life, however, white Christmases are rather less common. In the [[UsefulNotes/ChristmasInAmerica United States]] they're practically unheard of outside of certain parts of the Northeast, the upper Midwest, and the Rockies. Even in those regions, the really heavy snowfall usually doesn't start come until January. January if it comes at all.
4th Feb '16 8:08:17 PM WileK209
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** In the episode "White Christmas Blues," due to the nuclear emissions released from the power plant combined with the air from the tire yard fire, Springfield becomes the only place in America to have a white Christmas, thus attracting many tourists for the season. * In the ''WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}}'' ChristmasSpecial "Arthur's Perfect Christmas," one feature Arthur wants in his ideal perfect Christmas is to have snow during the Christmas season. However, a number of things are slowly not turning out to match Arthur's ideas, including the lack of snow. In fact, on Christmas Eve, when he is outside, he notices a lone snowflake and his hopes rise, [[CueTheRain only for it to start raining heavily]]. However, it DOES finally snow on Christmas night, after the relatives have left, to which Arthur has found it to be a perfect Christmas after all, but in a different way. ** There have also been various episodes taking place in the wintertime where there is plenty of snow in Elwood City, and Christmas is barely mentioned in a couple of them, such as "Arthur and the Crunch Cereal Contest," "Sue Ellen Moves In," "D.W.'s Snow Mystery," "Arthur's New Years Eve," "The Long, Dull Winter," "The Blizzard," "Arthur's Teacher Moves In," "Arthur's Snow Biz," "Castles in the Sky," quite a bit actually.
31st Jan '16 9:29:28 AM KingLyger
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In the [[AVeryBritishChristmas United Kingdom]] -- particularly in Southern England and Wales -- there is seldom any snow at Christmas (2009 and 2010 were exceptions), but much of the popular mythology of an "old-fashioned" white Christmas goes back to Creator/CharlesDickens, who was really just being nostalgic for ''his'' 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 Age Age]] (the first eight years of his life having eight white Christmases in a row; lucky bugger).
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In the [[AVeryBritishChristmas United Kingdom]] -- particularly in Southern England and Wales -- there is seldom any snow at Christmas (2009 and 2010 were exceptions), but much Christmas. Much of the popular mythology of an "old-fashioned" white Christmas goes back to Creator/CharlesDickens, who was really just being nostalgic for ''his'' 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 Age Ice Age]] (the -- the first eight years of his life having eight white Christmases in a row; lucky bugger). row. Lucky bugger.
23rd Jan '16 5:02:47 AM Mdumas43073
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This is most often seen in HollywoodNewEngland, but will likely be the case in any setting if [[SoCalization your writers are from southern California]], which is a much warmer ecosystem and Christmas means pouring rain and flash floods. What little snow they do see is likely the dry, powdery kind from ski trips to Lake Tahoe, not realizing that snow elsewhere tends to be far more wet and heavy. Strangely enough, it seldom snows in fiction during other winter holidays except maybe New Year's. Valentine's Day in particular is almost always absent of snow despite being in the middle of February. In RealLife, the white stuff can fly as early as Halloween and as late as Easter in many locales.
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This is most often seen in HollywoodNewEngland, but will likely be the case in any setting if [[SoCalization your writers are from southern California]], which is a much warmer ecosystem and Christmas means pouring rain and flash floods. What little snow they do see is likely the dry, powdery kind from ski trips to Lake Tahoe, not realizing that snow elsewhere tends to be far more wet and heavy. Strangely enough, it seldom snows in fiction during other ''other'' winter holidays holidays, except maybe New Year's. Valentine's Day in particular is almost always absent of snow despite being in the middle of February. In RealLife, the white stuff can fly as early as Halloween and as late as Easter in many locales.
23rd Jan '16 5:01:34 AM Mdumas43073
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TropeNamer is the song [[Music/MerryChristmas ''White Christmas'']] by Music/BingCrosby, composed and written by Music/IrvingBerlin. See also LetThereBeSnow, for when a character specifically asks or wishes for this in a place or time where it would be unlikely.
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TropeNamer is the song [[Music/MerryChristmas ''White Christmas'']] by Music/BingCrosby, composed and written by Music/IrvingBerlin. See also LetThereBeSnow, for when a character specifically asks or wishes for this in a place or time where it would be unlikely.
23rd Jan '16 5:01:06 AM Mdumas43073
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TropeNamer is the song [[Music/MerryChristmas ''White Christmas'']] by Music/BingCrosby, composed and written by Music/IrvingBerlin. See also LetThereBeSnow, for when this happens in a place or at a time where snow would be unlikely.
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TropeNamer is the song [[Music/MerryChristmas ''White Christmas'']] by Music/BingCrosby, composed and written by Music/IrvingBerlin. See also LetThereBeSnow, for when a character specifically asks or wishes for this happens in a place or at a time where snow it would be unlikely.
23rd Jan '16 4:59:45 AM Mdumas43073
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This is most often seen in HollywoodNewEngland, but will likely be the case in any setting if [[SoCalization your writers are from southern California]], which is a much warmer ecosystem and Christmas means pouring rain and flash floods. What little snow they do see is likely the dry, powdery kind from ski trips to Lake Tahoe, not realizing that snow elsewhere tends to be far more wet and heavy. See also LetThereBeSnow, for when this happens in a work that ''is'' set in a warmer climate. Strangely enough, it seldom snows in fiction during other winter holidays except maybe New Year's. Valentine's Day in particular is almost always absent of snow despite being in the middle of February. In RealLife, the white stuff can fly as early as Halloween and as late as Easter in many locales.
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This is most often seen in HollywoodNewEngland, but will likely be the case in any setting if [[SoCalization your writers are from southern California]], which is a much warmer ecosystem and Christmas means pouring rain and flash floods. What little snow they do see is likely the dry, powdery kind from ski trips to Lake Tahoe, not realizing that snow elsewhere tends to be far more wet and heavy. See also LetThereBeSnow, for when this happens in a work that ''is'' set in a warmer climate. Strangely enough, it seldom snows in fiction during other winter holidays except maybe New Year's. Valentine's Day in particular is almost always absent of snow despite being in the middle of February. In RealLife, the white stuff can fly as early as Halloween and as late as Easter in many locales.

TropeNamer is the song [[Music/MerryChristmas ''White Christmas'']] by Music/BingCrosby, composed and written by Music/IrvingBerlin.
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TropeNamer is the song [[Music/MerryChristmas ''White Christmas'']] by Music/BingCrosby, composed and written by Music/IrvingBerlin. See also LetThereBeSnow, for when this happens in a place or at a time where snow would be unlikely.
23rd Jan '16 4:57:29 AM Mdumas43073
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This is most often seen in HollywoodNewEngland, but will likely be the case in any setting if [[SoCalization your writers are from southern California]], which is a much warmer ecosystem and Christmas means pouring rain and flash floods. What little snow they do see is likely the dry, powdery kind from ski trips to Lake Tahoe, not realizing that snow elsewhere tends to be far more wet and heavy. See also LetThereBeSnow, for when this happens when it ''is'' set in a warmer climate. Strangely enough, it seldom snows in fiction during other winter holidays except maybe New Year's. Valentine's Day in particular is almost always absent of snow despite being in the middle of February. In RealLife, the white stuff can fly as early as Halloween and as late as Easter in many locales.
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This is most often seen in HollywoodNewEngland, but will likely be the case in any setting if [[SoCalization your writers are from southern California]], which is a much warmer ecosystem and Christmas means pouring rain and flash floods. What little snow they do see is likely the dry, powdery kind from ski trips to Lake Tahoe, not realizing that snow elsewhere tends to be far more wet and heavy. See also LetThereBeSnow, for when this happens when it in a work that ''is'' set in a warmer climate. Strangely enough, it seldom snows in fiction during other winter holidays except maybe New Year's. Valentine's Day in particular is almost always absent of snow despite being in the middle of February. In RealLife, the white stuff can fly as early as Halloween and as late as Easter in many locales.
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