News Across Ontario, a White Christmas is Not a Guarantee SHARE ON: Mathew Reisler, staff Monday, Dec. 17th, 2018 Photo credit: supplied You might see more green than white come Christmas morning. “A white Christmas is like turkey and toys and tinsel, it’s just part of Christmas,” says David Phillips, Senior Climatologist with Environment Canada. However, he says that snow on the ground in time for Christmas morning isn’t a guarantee. Phillips mentions how last year it was snowing well in advance of Christmas last year, but this year will be much warmer. It’s supposed to be cloudy and minus five degrees on Tuesday in Bancroft. That’s five to six degrees warmer than usual, Phillips says. He adds that while there was a lot of snow in late October and November, it’s warmed up in many areas across Ontario in December. “All you need is two centimetres of snow at 7 o’clock on Christmas morning,” Phillips says about the potential of having snow on the ground for Christmas.