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Snow or not, the spirit still is strong ... and there's always next year

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    2018 did not have a white Christmas despite the yearly dreams of one. ALYSSA ALFANO / GAZETTE

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In 1942, Irving Berlin captured the thought of an ideal Christmas holiday when he wrote of “dreaming of a White Christmas.” Unfortunately, the weather this year did not cooperate.

“Sure, I would have loved to have had a white Christmas this year just to bring back old childhood memories if playing in the snow with my cousins,” said Nicolle Cox, a 24-year-old Medina resident.

“Either way, Christmas is Christmas and it doesn’t matter if we have snow or not. It’s the nostalgia of a white Christmas and it would have been nice to reminisce in old memories with family.”

Christmas still went on as planned despite the lack of snow but it was not “just like the ones (we) used to know.”

The 35-degree weather was just a few degrees above and a solid blanket of gray clouds covered the sky but refused to let any frozen white flakes fall to the ground.

“I miss having a white Christmas,” said Teri Anderson, a 41-year-old Medina resident. “I think the snow brings so much outdoor beauty and fun when there is a lot (of snow).”

While some may wish for snow that would provide a white and frosty holiday season, but others aren’t so bothered.

“To me, not having snow really doesn’t make a difference,” said Victoria Helms, a 22-year-old resident of Summit County and former Medina resident. “I find it’s the people around you and how you spend time with them that brings the feeling of Christmas.”

Despite a clear Christmas, the snow could be coming to Northeast Ohio soon. There is a 40 percent chance of snow for the weekend.

Contact reporter Alyssa Alfano at aalfano@medina-gazette.com.
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