Dreaming of a White Christmas for Santa?

by Super User
We are all dreaming of a white Christmas, chucking open the curtains open to a blanket of fresh crisp snow covering the graden(not grey sleet and rain, thank you Santa). But the last widespread white Christmas in the UK was back in 2010. The Met Office can only predict the likelihood of a white Christmas Morning with any certainty upto five days before the big Santa Day. It does, however, have loads of fascinating white Christmas 2017 facts, including the rather disappointing news that their definition of “a white Christmas is for just one snowflake to be seen falling in the 24 hours of 25 December somewhere in the UK”. And as we all know, that really doesn’t satisfy our white Christmas dreams

The better news is a full La Niña weather event is predicted to hit the UK from late November to mid December and the last time we was hit by La Niña in 2010, many of us woke to snow on Christmas Day Morning, lots of Happy kids and Santa Footprints.

So, if our white Christmas wishes comes true, there’s not a moment to waste. Here’s how to have the best snow time ever in Chrismtas 2017!

Making snow angels.

Simple. Lie on the snow and flap your arms, then stand up and admire your angels. If you’ve got enough space, you can make a chain of angels (like paper cut outs). Writing messages on snowy surfaces. We’re thinking ‘I love you’ and such like, rather than rude ones.

Throwing snowballs.

And no shoving them down the backs of coats. Making a snow fort. Techniques vary between mounds of snow heaped up to balls fixed together. A little like sandcastles, the joy is in the making. Once finished, your snow den can be a great place to launch a snowball attack and duck for cover.


Wrap up warm and head to the nearest high hill to join the hordes sliding down and tramping back up again. If you’re organised, you’ll have some sledges gathering dust in an under stairs cupboard or attic. (Top tip: the bum-shaped ones take up less space and go seriously fast.) But we Brits are ingenious at using anything flat (trays, bin lids, rubble bags) to hurtle down a hill


Making snow people.

Race to get onto that blank canvas of snow so you can start rolling and rolling it into a huge ball. Depending on ambitions, you can add another for a torso and top with a snowball head. Decorate with carrots, sticks, stones and anything

Clearing elderly neighbour’s paths and running errands.

Stock up on salt for spreading on slippery surfaces and have spades at the ready for an energetic good deed. Why not invite neighbours over for a post-snow party? And back home for... hot chocolate topped with marshmallows, a gooey mince pie or slice of chocolate yule log. Strip off all your soggy things, get into cosy pyjamas and settle down to play a favourite board game or watch a Christmas Santa Claus film.

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