I want snow for Christmas.
I grew up in the Midwest, where the first snow was always celebrated by us kids, even if it was in the middle of October or November. I loved to see the snow accumulate, although my parents did not (Shoveling was and is never the favored activity).
The one thing I disliked was the sub-zero temperatures. There was a winter once when we were getting minus 75 below Fahrenheit. That is so cold it hurts, engines freeze, and you do not want to be outside.
Now I live in the South and I adore it. The winters are mild. Sometimes too mild. I like the cold (or getting chilly) because it kills the bugs and it reminds me of Christmas.
Yes. I still want snow for Christmas.
I want three feet of snow, enough to build snowmen, cover the trees, make the air sound so quiet as the snow falls you can hear yourself breathe. It makes you appreciate the hot chocolate and snuggling indoors.
Unfortunately, what I'll probably get is rain, or worse an Ice Storm. All the cold without the benefit.
What would like for this Holiday Season? Do you want snow just for Christmas? Or something different?
Since it is getting so chilly out there I'd like to help get everyone in the festive mood! I am giving away books. I will award them both randomly tomorrow (December 13, Monday). Please check the comment section for the winner.
I have an e-book, "Lying Eyes" by Amy Atwell (This is open to anyone, inside and outside the U.S) This should be a nice and toasty read.
Now for those of you, who miss summer, I have a YA book, "Endless Summer" by Jennifer Echols (This is can only be given to someone within the continental U.S.).