I don’t know about the UK in details but here in the American Northeast snow reminds us of the good times we had as children and a link to Christmas time, which always means going home to meet family and friends – well, at least for most Christian Americans. Case in point, I went skiing in the Catskills Mountains (New York State) this past Christmas Eve and saw all kinds of homes with all kinds of Christmas decorations against the backdrop of snow covered mountains – just like you see in those Christmas cards. After skiing, I went home and it was twilight. To see the small homes lit up with multicolored Christmas lights against the backdrop of snow covered mountains was a magical experience. When I got home, I was with family again and then took them to a neighborhood called Howard Beach (New York City) to see the Christmas lights on almost every home. The whole neighborhood was lit up with all kinds of multicolor lights and decorations like there was no tomorrow. People were taking pictures of homes. And there was snow on the ground.
Also, the change in seasons is always is a delight to see and snow never reminds us of death or old age like some people think. On the contrary, snow (winter) reminds us of the coming of spring. Snow reminds us of celebration of life because it is winter related. Most of the real “feel-good” celebrations occur in winter – New Year’s Day, Chinese New Year, Fasching or Mardi Gras, Ground Hog Day, post-Christmas winter festivals, and Christmas time. And in winter there is usually snow.
Plus, if you embrace the snow then you can have fun in it like cross-country skiing, down-hill skiing, snow shoeing, ice skating, and children’s winter fun things (building snowman, building snow forts, having snowball fights, etc.).
And yes, I do like snow.