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A Christmas during which there is snow on the ground.
- ‘Aberdeen was the first city to see a white Christmas, with a couple of inches of snow covering the ground early in the morning.’
- ‘With Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales also expecting snow, Ladbrokes are estimating a white Christmas could cost the industry £1 million.’
- ‘And every year many of us can't help wishing for a white Christmas, even if it's 70 degrees outside.’
- ‘Banks of fake snow were created to give the impression of a white Christmas for its advert ‘Christmas Card’ which will be premiered in Cork today.’
- ‘The ad is a series of picture-perfect scenes - or as its title suggests, Christmas cards - of the first flickers of a white Christmas morning in Ireland.’
- ‘My American traditions include Thanksgiving dinner, white Christmases, fireworks on the fourth of July, and so on.’
- ‘While many people may have wished for a white Christmas, with pretty snow blanketing the countryside, it was not to be this year.’
- ‘‘It's going to be wet pretty much throughout the country,’ said a weather spokeswoman, ruling out a white Christmas in Britain.’
- ‘I got what I wanted for Christmas that year; a white Christmas, and also time spent with my Great-Grandma Storace.’
- ‘Dreaming of a white Christmas has become a national obsession and weather experts are predicting a cold snap that could see the Lake District swathed in snow over the festive period.’
- ‘For it to be deemed a white Christmas, at least one flake of snow has to fall on the roof of the London weather centre.’
- ‘No white Christmas this year - the snow we got a few days ago has all since melted.’
- ‘It hasn't snowed yet, but I'm always hoping for a white Christmas.’
- ‘Mexicans love the magic, Japanese kids empathise with Harry's school woes and Australians like Hogwarts' white Christmases.’
- ‘Weather forecasters suggest there is a good chance of a white Christmas across the district, with a fresh cold snap predicted to begin on Friday and continue over the holiday weekend.’
- ‘The Boston snow indicator is a market theory that posits that a white Christmas in Boston will cause stock prices to climb.’
- ‘‘The kids absolutely loved it, it was like a white Christmas in September for them,’ Five-Dock mother of three Julia Illis said.’
- ‘The people of Abbeyleix awoke on Christmas morning to an unexpected white Christmas.’
- ‘One bookmaker suspended betting on a white Christmas, as forecasters maintained it was just a question of where, rather than if, there would be snow on December 25.’
- ‘And while there's certainly no point in dreaming of a white Christmas - from the looks of it Chennai isn't even going to get a wet Christmas - it still is the season to be jolly.’
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