(I'm Dreaming of a) White Christmas
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White Christmas in Toronto Not Certain
Toronto, Canada (December 2004)
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten,
and children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow."- Irving Berlin
22 times in the last 49 years. That's the number of White Christmases Toronto has had since 1955. This morning you'd think that it'd be a cinch for another white one this weekend. But with rains coming down later this afternoon, chalk up another cold and rainy day this 25th.
I've always dreamt of white christmases. Back home, stretched cotton balls adorn our plastic Christmas tree and plastic icicles hang on some branches. Our tree would have that extra pine scent although the polysterene odor is still more recognizable . We spray our office windows with that white paint that can easily be taken off by a wet cloth. And kids have those icicle stickers on their kitchen window pane, to their mom's consternation.
Every trapping just to make us feel close to having a white one.
Hopefully this time, my dream for a white christmas, will come true.
While I dream about a white christmas, I also pray that it doesn't snow this much to make it such a bad day for some.
This article ends, "My brother always told me that I would grow up someday to regret wanting a white Christmas," said Susie Brown, 32, who lives in Cincinnati, "and this year he may be right."
Tells me something, huh.
This Toronto snow that we currently have actually originated from Texas.
Talk about having a bad day. I hope yours is not as bad as this.
More about having a White Christmas, around the world, here