white Christmas

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white Christmas (plural white Christmases)

  1. A Christmas Day or Christmas Eve on which there is a ground covering of snow or snowfall.
    • 1905, Annie Fellows Johnston, The Little Colonel′s Christmas Vacation, ch. 8,
      “It′s like frozen thistle-down!” she cried. “I hope it will snow all day and all night until everything is covered. I never saw a white Christmas.”
    • 1945 December 31, The Big Snow, Life, page 23,
      In New York City 10,000 men struggled to clear away the heavy snow which promised New Yorkers their first white Christmas in 15 years, [] .
    • 2008 December 18, David Bruser, “Thanks to more storms, Christmas may be white,” Toronto Star, p. A2,
      At Environment Canada, senior climatologist David Phillips′ standard for a white Christmas calls for at least two centimeters of snow on the ground at 7 a.m. . . . “In England, if a weather guy sees a snowflake, they call it a white Christmas.”

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