The Chrismologist's Advent Calendar - Day 18

Saturday 18 December 2010

Following the spat of cold weather we've been having here in the UK, bookmakers have cut the odds on there being a White Christmas this year.

Forecasters have reported that temperatures could drop to as low as minus ten in parts of Scotland, and the cold spell could last for several days.

Jonathan Powell, a senior forecaster from Positive Weather Solutions, told the BBC their weather models suggest it will be a white Christmas for many.

Snowy scenes on Christmas cards suddenly seem more appropriate than ever before, there having been two white Christmases in the 20th Century in London - in 1938 and 1970. So why have we had more than a century of snowy scenes on Christmas cards? It’s thanks to the Victorians.

To help prepare you psychologically for being snowed in this Christmas, here's a Christmas classic from Bing Crosby and the gang.


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