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What's the Best Way to Fake a White Christmas?

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by Where I Holiday (subscribe)
Writer, adventurer and wrangler to little people and pets. Follow me on Instagram @whereiholiday.
Published November 26th 2012
"I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. Just like the ones I used to know ..."

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Bing Crosby knows what I am after.

Having spent my childhood in the Northern Hemisphere, my Christmas memories and cold weather are inextricably linked.

"Oh the weather outside is frightful, But the fire is so delightful. And since we've no place to go Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"

The songs, the images, the food and decorations of a traditional Christmas all lend themselves to the cold weather. But not in the Southern Hemisphere.



For the past decade I have been adjusting to the new traditions of a Summer season Christmas. I cringe a little ever time I see a poor Santa in the full kit, sweating it out in 35C heat. I've fallen in love with Christmas BB's and unwrapping presents on the beach.

But for the sake of preserving and sharing childhood memories, I gotta ask-

What's the best way to fake a white Christmas?

Almighty Google tells me that there are snow machine hire businesses (cha-ching!), or I can blast the A/C for a few hours. Maybe I can visit the ice skating rink and pretend I am in New York at Rockerfeller Plaza instead of suburban Boondal?

What are the inside tips from other cold weather Christmas enthusiasts?

"White Christmas" lyrics by Irving Berlin
* "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" lyrics by Sammy Cahn
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If you go on a film set where it's supposed to be snowing, they use this amazing stuff which genuinely looks like snow, and after a while, you even believe it. Alternatively, just bite the bullet and come to our part of the world for Christmas. It's looking promising for snow in England this year...
by Sally Writes (score: 2|533) 2025 days ago
White Christmas to me sounds great and authentic. Even though I was born and raised in the hot christmas's Southern Hemisphere. But I always Set my aircon to the lowest setting (around 15 degrees) decorate my house with snow flakes and snow men. I play white Christmas songs and sip hot chocolate near my roaring fire DVD shown on the plasma! I just love the idea of hiring a snow machine... Can't believe I hadn't thought of it!!
by spott (score: 0|2) 2029 days ago

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