This is the most depressing Baltimore holiday forecast ever.

The National Weather Service, 10am EST–The Christmas Eve forecast for the greater Baltimore area:

High today near 75. Southwest wind 7 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Patchy fog before 1pm, then patchy fog after 3pm. Chance of precipitation is 90%.

Driving to work this morning I turned on Sirius Radio’s Christmas channel. Dean Martin was singing Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow. I had the air conditioner on. The humidity was 100%. The weather reminded me of a damp, swampy Christmas I spent long ago in Houston.

Perry Como started singing. There’s no Place  Like Home for the Holidays. I started mentally rewriting the lyrics. And, I think they worked out pretty well.

NO PLACE LIKE NOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
© BrockelTunes 2015

Oh, there’s no place like Nome for the holidays,
To our homestead, I’m gonna say, “Shalom,”
When you pine for the snowfall at a furious pace,
For the holidays you can’t beat Nome sweet Nome!

I met a man who lives in Baltimore,
He was headin’ for,
Ol’ Alaska and some homemade caribou pie
From Charm City folks are travellin’
Way up to Bering’s icy shore,
From Maryland to Pacific,
Gee, the snow will be terrific!

Oh! There’s no place like Nome for the holidays,
To our homestead, I’m gonna say, “Shalom,”
When you pine for the snowfall at a furious pace,
For the holidays you can’t beat Nome sweet Nome!