The first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere, including Cape Cod, is marked by the winter solstice, which occurs on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 4:48 P.M. EST. The winter solstice occurs when either of Earth’s poles reaches its maximum tilt away from the Sun. It is the day with the shortest period of daylight and longest night of the year. Since prehistory, the winter solstice has been a significant time of year in many cultures and has been marked by festivals and rituals. It marked the symbolic death and rebirth of the Sun; the gradual waning of daylight hours is reversed and begins to grow again. Some ancient monuments such as Newgrange, Stonehenge, and Cahokia Woodhenge are aligned with the sunrise or sunset on the winter solstice.
White Christmas : noun, often attributive \ˈhwīt, ˈwīt \ˈkris-məs\
(Film) White Christmas is a 1954 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, and Rosemary Clooney.
Prediction for White Christmas: ABC Family has played the movie at least twice so far this Holiday season. The odds for it being played again, or that you have time to put the DVD of the film in to play, 5/10.
(Song) “White Christmas” is a Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time.
Prediction for “White Christmas” : Odds are favorable that anyone that you turn on the radio you will hear this song at least once per hour, 9/10.
(Weather) A white Christmas refers to the presence of snow on Christmas; either Christmas Eve or Christmas Day depending on local tradition.
Prediction for ‘white Christmas’ : What are the chance for a White Christmas this year? The Farmer Almanac is predicting that “the opening days of winter will be dry and tranquil, with wintry precipitation in time for Christmas. Look for clear, cold weather in the closing days of 2013.”, 8/10.
Whether you wish for a white Christmas, “White Christmas” or the White Christmas, this year you just may get all at once this season.
Enjoying the Holiday Season, 10/10.