There’s no snow in the forecast for a white Christmas, so to take its place, check out some of these photos of major snow in DC from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
First, a car buried in snow in 1922:
Next, a group of people trudging through the snow, with the Old Post Office Pavilion partially blurred from view:
Here’s a picture of a mail carrier taking the US Postal Service creed quite literally, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds”:
Finally, in 1888, after a blizzard, someone built a snow hut for cover!