|Someone has already availed herself of the phone number for
Scotland Yards Snow Plowing Service from the information kiosk at the
intersection of Nassau and Witherspoon Streets. Perhaps she is
anticipating a white Christmas.
forecasters are wavering about the possibility of a white
Christmas in Princeton this year. As we
Data Center (NCDA) gives it about a 40% chance.
Interest in Christmas grew throughout Europe and her colonies during
"Little Ice Age" which lasted from about 1550 - 1850. A mantle of white
became an expected ingredient to the celebration. As the climate
warmed, the chance of snow declined much to the chagrin of many. And
then in 1752, when the change from the Julian to the Gregorian
calendar effectively moved Christmas Day back by 12 days . . . well the
problem is obvious.