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"Out There...Somewhere": Looking A lot Like It, But Not Feeling Like Christmas

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Graniteville, SC -

They were decking the halls in downtown Graniteville, South Carolina, and these volunteers putting up the lights and displays were really cracking a sweat. After all, they were doing all this work on a day pushing 80 degrees.

"Is there something wrong with that?" we asked volunteer Tina Bevington. “Yes, it would be nice if it was cooler, she answered.

You know, it's almost Christmas...there are the decorations on the trees, people are Christmas shopping, they're at the Post Office mailing and picking up gifts. But, something’s not right...

“It's hot, it’s hot today,” said Louisiana Sanders. "Is that impacting the Christmas spirit?" we asked. “Actually, it should be snowing instead of hot weather," she answered. 

Snowflakes here in Graniteville, 19 days before Christmas and temperatures more like the Masters...only a wish. But, in other parts of the land, Frosty would feel right at home. It's a dream come true up North, with more than three feet of snow in some areas of Minnesota. Man, do they have it made!

 “I would love a white Christmas, I've never seen a white Christmas. That would be something new for me and my family,” said Ashli Smith. "Are we a little jealous?" we asked. “Just a little bit just a little bit,” said Sanders.

But, even at Christmas time, a winter wonderland might be overrated.

“I started to go to Alaska one time. I got to thinking how much I hated cold weather, so I didn't go,” said Don Pratt, bringing the discussion off the house top and back to earth.

“I wouldn't want it to stay around, they can have it up north, don't want it,” said Rusty Thompson.

“Would you switch 80 degrees for two feet of snow?" we asked Bevington. "Not two feet, but I wouldn't mind having a blanket of snow,” she said.

Well, up north there’s way more than a blanket, so who is ho ho ho'ing now?

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