A Christmas without snow lacks that extra-special something. What is “A Christmas Carol” without snow? Scrooge is so much more interesting, traveling through time in the snowy chill of old London… What is “A Wonderful Life” without snow? George’s Bedford Falls is much more dramatic clothed in snow… What is “Frosty” without snow? That question becomes almost too metaphysical for a simple blog chat.
Yes, snow is a winter inconvenience…at any other time than Christmas. But my favorite scenes still require that mantle of white that makes lights flicker more brightly and stars shine more warmly.
The Christmas holidays from school in my youth were the sweetest when our free days included sledding, skating, and snow forts. I seem to recall more snow in the past, but then it may be I have lumped all fond snow memories together, choosing to deny years when there was no snow. The movie “White Christmas” says it best…”What is Christmas with no snow…no white Christmas with no snow…” The vintage carol book cover to the left is an illustration of memories all the better for being frosted with snow.
I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know.