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Would you like a White Christmas this year?

Forecasters predict it’s likely to be ‘cold and unsettled with wintry showers’ over the festive period, but there’s always a flurry of punters willing to stick a few bob on Christmas Day snow.

The UK’s last official white Christmas was in 2010, when snow was widespread across Northern Ireland, Scotland, parts of Wales, the Midlands, the north east and far south west England.

The whitest year on record was 1976, when it snowed for an incredible 20 out of 31 days in December.

How many ‘White Christmas’s have you experienced? Do you enjoy snow at Christmas, or is it a hindrance?

Would you like a White Christmas this year?

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Piggery
21st Dec 2014
2
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Yes spent last Christmas in Greece and missed the uk
andbrown01
18th Dec 2014
2
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simmy
17th Dec 2014
2
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Christmas was always white global warming has changed all that so if we have a chance of a white christmas dont rob the children of it we may never get another
Robbinn
17th Dec 2014
3
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I would love a White Christmas but unfortunately it brings Britain to a standstill as we are just not used to it.

Other countries seem to cope and we were once in the USA over Christmas when the temperature was -22. The snow was very hard but everyone just carried on as it was normal. My husband and I loved to go out walking but the Americans thought we were mad and actually slowed down to look at us. Seems they never walk but drive everywhere.

I do remember being completely snowed in when I was younger (early sixties I think) and again in the seventies when I lived in a cul-de-sac and no-one went to work for nearly a week and schools were closed.
Archiebald
17th Dec 2014
3
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We had a similar experience in New York Robbinn a few years ago. One foot of snow in NYC and within an hour everything was working...on the flight back to London Heathrow it had snowed about one inch in London and there was total chaos!
barry terry
17th Dec 2014
3
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I think I have had two white Christmas . Remember walking down our road to my nan and grandads. All our relatives lived in same road. What I can say is it was the best Christmas ever. Snow makes it more magical.
Bazeley
16th Dec 2014
3
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I like the idea of it - just as long as it is once I've finished all my running around as it does slow things down a bit!!
Baxi
16th Dec 2014
3
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PS with broadband and Skype - you can easily work from home if the roads and trains are affected by snow.
Baxi
16th Dec 2014
4
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We had a lot of snow in Brighton about 4 years ago and it was magical - the atmosphere in the town was wonderful. Everyone walked everywhere, had snowball fights and laughed a lot. There was a real feeling of community and people made sure their neighbours were OK and helped with shopping. Bring on the snow!!
barry terry
17th Dec 2014
3
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Sounds beautiful a great time to always treasure that memory. Hope you have more of these
Jo Kingham
15th Dec 2014
5
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Yes please - it doesn't have to be Christmas Day itself any time near would be great just to make it feel more like Christmas
Baxi
16th Dec 2014
3
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I agree Jo - so lovely and romantic!
Archiebald
14th Dec 2014
4
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Love a white Christmas..we all hark back to these..I think the Victorians had them but with global warming think they are becoming a rare thing!
lindz64
13th Dec 2014
5
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I think that most people love the idea of a White Christmas... as long as it's gone by Boxing Day !!
Wilf
13th Dec 2014
5
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I remember 1963 when we had the longest snowy winter ever. Dad made us a sledge out of some planks-great fun. A long time ago now. Shame we don't have more white Christmases!
ronnieboy
13th Dec 2014
4
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takes me back to being a little boy, seems every xmas was white, playing with my brothers and mates,I'm 64, but the memories remain, happy days.
lizzielady
13th Dec 2014
4
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I remember freezing cold winters when my fingers got so cold they ached terribly when warming up.

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