I didn’t notice any big British desire for a white Christmas this year. Probably because the bad weather last year brought home the reality of the Christmas card snow. It did make me wonder where this cliche came from. I watched a lot of TV over the holidays (guilt free – because I took to the couch with a horrible cold) and it is a recurring theme. From ‘Lapland’ where snow was missing for a large part of the time to ‘Fast Freddy, the Widow and Me’ where it was artificially created to make the ‘perfect’ Christmas. Maybe it is because when Christmas became a tradition as it is today (I’m guessing Victorian times), December was colder so snow was what you got. A virtue of a necessity? Or am I creating my own myth?!