Christmas Day

When: Thu., Dec. 25 2014

All things considered, Dec. 25 is pretty early in the season for much of the world. So from where did we get the idea of a "white Christmas"? We can blame that on Charles Dickens. For the first eight years of his life, Dickens saw snow on Christmas, and his imagery carried on through his books. Dickens grew up in the middle of a 300-year "little ice age," which ended in 1850. In the 20th century, according to QI quizmaster Stephen Fry, Dickens' hometown of London only saw four white Christmases. Merry Christmas, Colorado Springs. With you, I don't need a white Christmas. — Griffin Swartzell

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