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Are You Dreaming of a White Christmas? 
2nd-Dec-2010 10:16 am
Homer Xmas

Where you live, how likely is it that you'll have a "white Christmas" (i.e. snow on the ground on Christmas day)?

A certainty
6(8.1%)
Very probable
12(16.2%)
More probable than not
4(5.4%)
Somewhere around a 50-50 chance
15(20.3%)
Possible but more likely not
15(20.3%)
Almost impossible
21(28.4%)
Something else (what?)
1(1.4%)

Would you like to have a white Christmas?

Yes!
50(68.5%)
I don't care one way or the other
14(19.2%)
No
9(12.3%)
Something else (what?)
0(0.0%)

If it snows, are you the person who has to shovel it?

Yes and I don't mind at all
2(2.7%)
Yes and I don't mind as long as it it isn't a ridiculous amount
5(6.8%)
Yes and I dislike it or hate it!
4(5.4%)
It could be me or it could be someone else in the home, it depends.
10(13.5%)
No, I live in an apartment, condo, or other home that has a maintenance person to do it
19(25.7%)
No, someone else in our home has that responsibility
13(17.6%)
No because it never snows here, ever
15(20.3%)
Something else (what?)
6(8.1%)

In the last two years, which of the following have you personally done?

Shovelled snow
31(15.4%)
Made a snowman or a snow sculpture
28(13.9%)
Made a snow fort
5(2.5%)
Participated in a snowball fight
25(12.4%)
Fallen on the ice
31(15.4%)
Gone skating outdoors
7(3.5%)
Gone sledding or tobogganing
8(4.0%)
Gone skiing or snowboarding
5(2.5%)
Gotten frostbite
1(0.5%)
Been involved in a motor vehicle accident on an icy street
1(0.5%)
Scraped the windshield of my motor vehicle
37(18.4%)
Travelled someplace warm to escape winter conditions at home
4(2.0%)
Written to a politician to complain about global warming
0(0.0%)
Something else wintery (tell us what?)
8(4.0%)
None of the above
10(5.0%)
Comments 
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2nd-Dec-2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
Where I live, white Christmases happen very occasionally, like maybe once every several years to once a decade.

But in December 2008, my town was hit with a two-week-long snowstorm that pretty much shut down the city (because there are limited snow plows to plow even the busy streets), most businesses were closed (including my employer) for the first few days, and even the local buses weren't running, so even after my employer re-opened, I couldn't go back to work for a couple of days after that (I'm transit-dependent, and even the taxicab services were doing only medical emergency trips). I pretty much stayed in, but I did do a couple of things that fit the weather and season: I played Hotel Dusk (adventure video game for the Nintendo DS) and got to the Christmas tree-decorating part, and I also participated in an LJ roleplay winter party event with two of my RP characters. Because of the timing and local weather, these activities seemed perfectly appropriate and well timed.
2nd-Dec-2010 06:37 pm (UTC)
I moved somewhere warm to get away from the snow. And it still snows here.

We just got a light dusting in some of the higher elevations earlier in the week, and I am glad that it didn't really hit the city at all. The way this winter is going already, I would not be surprised to see snow, though. And then I will probably moan endlessly about it.
2nd-Dec-2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
I live in Phoenix and I hate the lack of snow. We travel to Canada and Milwaukee every year around Christmas to make up for it ;)
3rd-Dec-2010 05:36 am (UTC)
Haha. I live in Salt Lake and have two friends in Phoenix right now because they're trying to escape the snow and cold. They said it's been 50ish degrees down there? I'm jealous!
2nd-Dec-2010 07:17 pm (UTC)
My favorite winter activities are all of the indoors kind: staying inside, making hot cocoa/tea, and curling up in front of the fire with a book. Also baking. I think I do more baking in the winter. XD
2nd-Dec-2010 10:46 pm (UTC)
Usually it's my dad who does the shoveling, but woe betide anyone who doesn't help out. (Except Mom, who's exempt from everything because nobody wants to listen to her complain.)

I hate any snow more than about three inches' worth. I hated all the blizzards we had last year, and as far as I'm concerned it never need snow again. Hell, it could stay 60 degrees year-round and I'd be happy.

Bah humbug.
2nd-Dec-2010 11:39 pm (UTC)
If it DOES snow here, it doesn't snow enough that it needs shoveling. Last time it snowed here was in January, and trust me, it wasn't even enough to cover the cement.
2nd-Dec-2010 11:48 pm (UTC)
I live in SF, so no snow, but my family lives in Seattle. I go back for Christmas and sometimes there is snow (more often lately). I am hoping for snow this year, but not as much snow as two years ago when the plane had to turn around and go back to SF because it couldn't land at Sea-Tac.
3rd-Dec-2010 01:06 am (UTC)
I always go to Cairns in Australia for Xmas, but for family, not to escape the winter cold.
3rd-Dec-2010 01:11 am (UTC)
I live in an apartment now, so I don't have to shovel, but I use to like shoveling snow at home.
3rd-Dec-2010 05:39 am (UTC)
We usually get a lot of snow from late-October through the beginning of December, but often have a heat wave that melts the snow for Christmas. Right now we have a good foot or two of snow on the ground, but I'm betting we'll still end up with a green Christmas. It drives me crazy. Up through New Years Day is the only time I'm okay with snow. I actually love the snow -- it makes it more festive. After the holidays I just want snow to be over...yet it's only just beginning!
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6th-Dec-2010 07:39 am (UTC)
We had snow already here in Germany but at christmas there is a weather situation which almost always applies which causes the temperature to rise(5 to 10 deg c) and to get blistering cold on new years though.
9th-Dec-2010 04:23 am (UTC)
We used to live in the snow belt and took a week's vacation every year to someplace WARM where we could thaw out.
Where we live now we have one or two very light snows, usually in January. Last year we had an unusually heavy snow that lasted for a week!
Snow is sooo been there done that!
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