The graphic above is The Weather Channel's official white Christmas forecast for 2011. We will continue to fine tune and update this forecast each day leading up to December 25, so bookmark this link and check back frequently!
For some people, snowflakes falling from the sky on Christmas may actually satisfy your requirement of a white Christmas. However, did you know the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has actually come up with a standard definition that the forecast map above is based on? A white Christmas is defined as having one inch of snow on the ground on Christmas morning. No snow actually has to fall on Christmas Day.
IMPORTANT UPDATE: With a potential winter weather event on Christmas Day, we are relaxing the "White Christmas" definition standards. We are now incorporating snow chances on Christmas Day itself into our forecast.
Areas shaded white on the map above are most likely to see a white Christmas. A white Christmas is possible in the light gray shadings and there is a slight chance in the dark gray shadings.
Any winter storms on the horizon? TWC's exclusive winter weather update