WhoooHoooo! Woke up this morning to about 5 inches of snow, with more on the way! I LOVE THIS TIME OF YEAR! I LOVE SNOW! (especially when I'm on vacation!).
When I was little, my mother used to play "White Christmas" with great fanfare on the piano--it was her favorite song and I could listen to her play it over and over again. I suppose that is the origin of my love affair with both winter and Christmas.... Of course, living for 15 years in the hot, humid, miserable climate of Houston, Texas very likely reinforced it. But...enough psychologizing...I'm going out to play in the snow.
Here's a "White Christmas" link you might enjoy (those of you who are stuck in non-wintery environments especially).