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It is just sad that there is no hope for snow this Christmas. It does not really feel so special without it. Surprisingly, a lot of people I talked to said that they prefer it that way - what is your opinion, sushi? Or maybe you live in a land of permanent snow or endless deserts, so that problem does not concert you at all?


I grew up in the northeast US with the piles of snow it gets every year. Live in the Bay Area now with no snow. I fly back to visit for the holidays which involves some exposure to snow and the cold…and I enjoy it for that week but I'm ready to come back to milder temperatures by the end of it. I also don't miss dealing with work commutes in that kind of weather. But yeah, you could say that I have a much harder time getting into a Christmas-y mood when it's 55 and sunny in December.


I like the cold winters we sometimes get, with lots of snow. Love how muffled the noise of the city gets, and the creaking when walking. In later years, winters have been very mild, with sidewalks covered in salty wet sleet or water. Last year when it was dry, the sidewalks were white not from snow, but from all the road salt my city use.

I want to move to a different city, somewhere more inland that sees more snow, and uses grit instead of salt.


I've never seen or touched snow in my life (aside from pictures and movies), but I'm still praying it's somewhat cold on christmas, because having a sunny day that day sucks for the mood.


The sign of Christmas here is empty streets, with people going on holidays somewhere else (family lives close so we don't really go anywhere).

I have never seen snow.


I haven't really been paying attention to forecasts, but if the weather doesn't change soon in the Philly area it looks like it's gonna be a wet Christmas.

I actually really like this type of weather, but I'd prefer to have it in November or March. The fact that it's warm enough to rain in mid-December is scary.


Same here. Never seen snow but have enough shows on tv about snowy Xmas. Feels like fiction or myth.


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One over looked issue in this debate is the type of snow. For example in my state it does snow, but the snow packs up really and hardens really fast. That means you don't really get snow you can play in, but more a thick layer of solid ice. It's snow, but it ruins the Christmas atmosphere.

I think the reason why "snow=X-mas" became big is that most writers and directors come from richer up north cities that had a shit ton of snow on Christmas. They just wrote what they knew accidentally making a universal trend.
I have the same feeling this is why high school movies are so off. I might live in some southern backwoods or something, but I swear to god only the rich kids high schools had pools, football teams, and libraries. The rich kids grew up thinking that was normal and made it a reality.


It's a known phenomenon, that's why you have people in European countries expecting to be read their Miranda rights or whatever it's called. In the past this was just cultural bleedover and the dominant culture would actually just replace the extant culture, it's just that in today's world cultural bleed happens across otherwise forbidding geographic boundaries and you end up with lunacy like people in SEA thinking of Christmas as a big holiday defined by being snowy despite not being Christian and never having seen snow in their lives.


This is very ignorant and American-centric. It's already snowing in some parts of the world.


I would normally agree with you, but there should probably already be snow where I live, yet there isn't any…


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Same here. When I was a kid we'd get snowy winters every year but now it just kinda gets wet and mucky.


Exactly. I remember being knees deep in snow and having to drink hot tea right after coming back home.
These days if anything falls, it becomes black wet goop right off the bat.


Global warming makes me want to cry. A little part of me still hopes its some natural cycle but im doubtful of that sentiment.

Living somewhere with near constant snow is a dream for me. Nothing is more beautiful than a forest covered in a blanket of snow. The cold isnt really that bad either if youre moving and are dressed right.

The cold is more refreshing anyways. Ill take it over heat any day.


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Let's move up north, Sushi!


I miss when the snow was taller than my house :(


The process is natural, but its been exacerbated by all the pollution and might snowball (heh) if people can't be practical about the solutions and do their own part in solving it. There's some hope though, technologies are being developed that MIGHT reverse the trend. Major polluters like china are in the process of moving to clean energy like nuclear. some companies are setting up carbon scrubbers to take the co2 out of the air. etc.

Green groups have unfortunately (like PETA) become groups that _complain_ about the current climate condition, instead of doing something to _fix_ it. That upsets me more than anything about this: the hijacking of scientifically based concerns by dumb advocates who can't tell fission from fusion, and will spend all day telling you why we're all gonna die, but couldn't name a single working solution that doesn't require everyone going into breadlines.

Hope is what we got though sushi roll. Try to stay cheery, things might turn around in the end. The future is our oyster.


I used to live in a place that had snow on Christmas, not a lot but it was nice. Now I live somewhere blisteringly hot in December, it doesn't feel right to be sweating constantly on Christmas. I miss the snow.

Pretty much this, things like Santa Claus's clothes or reindeer only make sense in colder areas which is probably why it feels strange to be in a hot area during Christmas.


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I haven't seen snow in a long while and even when it did show up it was always very little. It makes me sad.


Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.


Snow used to be way more common around here than it is today. It still snows, and it’s still bitter, but in general, winters have been trending warmer. We haven’t had a blizzard since 2012. It’s a weird thing to watch unfold before your eyes.

Ironically it feels more likely that it’ll snow on Halloween than Christmas.


There's a surprising lack of snow where I live. We usually have at least a foot of snow.


it doesn't even snow here


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It snowed here so much last year that it was unreal. The amount of snow, in all the years I've lived here, has never reached more than some light sleet that could barely be considered "snowing". I wonder if it will this year, as well. There's been no sign of that yet, though.


You don't want too much snow…



Oh no, of course not. I didn't mean to make that photo picrel. It's just a snowy village in Japan I thought of.

I'm originally from a country that gets too much snow. It gets so cold that the streets tend to freeze over. I once slipped on them and sprained my left arm so bad that it made me unable to use it for months. I certainly don't miss my hands going numb and completely red everytime I would go outside, either. Heh


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the snow has been very plentiful here this week, but not overwhelming thankfully

it's just enough to make my manager close our store at 5pm instead of 8pm, so i get more time at home to unwind. especially helps since getting my days off around christmas required me to work essentially 10 days in a row before i get my proper weekend

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