Dreaming of a White Christmas

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.

A Vintage Lamp Lighting Scene in a Snowy Village


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.


About Sharon L. Clemens

Sharon and husband Merle and their children owned and operated a specialty shop and restaurant in a restored dairy barn for thirteen years in a village in Illinois. After closing their restaurant, they converted the barn into the family home and moved their shop to the garden level. They operated a collectable shop as a home-based business for another thirteen years before retiring to the country life. Sharon has been a special feature guest on the local NBC telelvision affiliate and has spoken professionally on topics relating to herb gardening and cottage lifestyle. In addition to conducting workshops and programs, Sharon writes a weekly cottage lifestyle e-newsletter called “Cottage Chat” and a Word Press blog: Seasons of Farm Grove. She has written five novels, The Younger Girl, Door County Cottage, Timeless-A Door County Love Story, Door County Cabin and Door County Escape, love stories with traditional values set in Door County, Wisconsin.
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