Villagers all, this frosty tide,
Let your doors swing open wide,
Though wind may follow, and snow beside,
Yet draw us in by your fire to bide;
Joy shall be yours in the morning!
Here we stand in the cold and the sleet,
Blowing fingers and stamping feet,
Come from far away you to greet
You by the fire and we in the street-
Bidding you joy in the morning!
- Kenneth Grahame, Wind in the Willows

In this weather the only thing to do is go caroling. When you're snowed in and can't drive anywhere put on a warm pair of gloves and a perhaps three or four pairs of socks, and brave the cold outside. The look of surprise and joy on the faces of those you call upon will be worth the frozen fingers and toes!

P.S. A lovely tribute to the caroling tradition...

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