We had a brown Christmas in 2010. Heck we always have a brown Christmas. I can't remember the last time that we actually had snow on Christmas Day. Anyways, this is what Newington usually looked like during the months of November, December and early January. We usually didn't have the true New England whiteout until February.
Christmas morning. The artificial tree (haven't had a real one since I was my daughter's age), the presents (most notably, the bicycle) and the psuedo spirit of family togetherness.
Christmas stockings hung with care on the very functioning and well used fireplace: me, the wife, the child 1 (son), child 2 (daughter), brother, mother, sister-in-law, their children, the dog, and the bird.
The neighbor's house with the requiste nativity scene. Yes, it is the week of Christmas, so the brown grass you see is quite normal for this time of year.