?I’m dreaming of a white Christmas . . .? croons Bing Crosby in the Christmas classic White Christmas. Other songs speak of a similar longing for that ?winter wonderland.? And indeed for many, a gently snow-covered landscape is the perfect backdrop for a magical holiday. But Mother Nature isn’t always so accommodating, and sometimes there’s too much of a good thing?or none at all. How to cope? Check out this week’s links for some ideas!
Got a muddy Christmas instead of a snowy one? Make your own white stuff! Traditional paper snowflakes go 3-D in this easy (although slightly messy), sparkly craft.
When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. If it hands you piles of snow?well, how does ice cream sound? Traditional snow ice cream gets the lavish treatment with the Food Network star Paula Deen’s recipe. Drizzle some chocolate sauce on top for a decadent?and seasonally appropriate?treat.
Why do we dream of a white Christmas?even those of us whose southern locations mean we’ll see winter snow once every couple years, if we’re lucky? This article cobbles together some of the differing opinions on the source of the nostalgic longing.
A global ?white Christmas?? Sounds unlikely, but according to this science writer, It’s not impossible. Here, he gives some fascinating facts and stats and describes a time when the whole earth may indeed have been covered with snow.