Ask the Readers: What Is Your Favorite Winter Activity?

By Ashley Jacobs on 2 December 2014 46 comments

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Winter in many places can be cold, wet, and miserable... but the chilly days can be enjoyable, too! Building snowmen, sipping hot chocolate by a fireplace, or just taking a walk on a crisp afternoon are just a few activities that can make a winter day more pleasant.

What is your favorite winter activity? Why do you like it so much? Is it something you would invite others to do with you, or is it more of a solo activity?

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Mami2jcn

My favorite winter activity is watching the snow...from inside the house! I think it's beautiful but I don't like to be outside in it.

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Gina

My favorite winter activity is eating gingerbread men and it's great to do with friends.

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Ernest S.

Sitting next to fireplace and sipping a warm drink -- that's what I love about winter!

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Julie Wood

We love to build a Snowman and go sledding at the Park 5 blocks from my house. It has the best sledding hill!

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Tina in NJ

Quilting, both alone and with friends. One of my current projects is a Log Cabin quilt I'm calling Cabin Fever.

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Elena

My favorite winter activity is skiing

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Suz_Glo

My favorite winter activity is baking! I love how a hot oven warms up the house and makes it smell good, too. I usually bake alone but enjoy having people keep me company in the kitchen. And I always share my baked goodies with family and friends.

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Sable

My favorite winter activity is watching football! We only pay for cable during football season :D

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Rebecca B. A. R.

I love watching the snow come down outside, while I'm inside snuggled up warm with a book to read, and nowhere to go!

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Gayle

Walking any time of day! Southern winters are lovely. Blue skies,sunshine and not that cold!

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nicole dz

My favorite winter activity is sledding with family and friends every year.

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BRB

Staying inside and watching tv/playing games!

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KelR1

I'm like a bear. My favourite winter activity is sleeping! Getting all nice and cozy under the covers and taking a long snooze since it's so cold/snowy/icy here in the winter you can't do much else anyway. I like to nap and dream about spring.

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Elle P.

I love playing in the backyard in the snow with my family/pets.

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lostAnnfound

My favorite winter activity is curling up with a good book. Not a big fan of snow as I get older, so being able to watch it from inside the house is the best for me.

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Donna Sako

In the winter I love to cuddle under a blanket, drinking hot tea or cocoa in front of the fire.

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homeschooling mom

Our family loves to go out & look at all the Christmas lights on The Tour Of Lights in our city. Afterwards, we go out & get a pizza to take home & watch It's A Wonderful Life. Been doing this for over 20 years now.

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Guest

My favorite winter activity is drinking hot cocoa by a fire with a book while it snows outside. I know that is very specific and the conditions happen so rarely. I would love to do this with my boyfriend, but as long distance, the timing never really works out for it to be snowing when he is here. Also, I haven't been able to do a fire in my fireplace due to safety issues.

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Christie

Anything that has to do with warmth, heat, and sunshine. I guess that makes my favorite winter activity either sitting on the couch wrapped in a blanket drinking something hot, or vacationing in Florida. :)

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Emily

Decorating the house for the holidays and bundling up for a long walk.

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Sheryl

My favorite winter activity is to sit by the fire with something yummy simmering on the stove...maybe beef goulash!

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Sheryl

My favorite winter activity is to sit by the fire with something yummy simmering on the stove...maybe beef goulash!

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Taking a walk on a cold day and coming back into a warm house. Bonus points if I happen to have just made a batch of cookies, because that means walking back into a warm, FRAGANT house.

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An g

I hate the cold but love to go sledding

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Christina

Wintertime is the only time I enjoy hot drinks, like flavored coffees (holiday flavors!) and hot chocolate. Every other season I drink iced drinks.

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Dee Dee

I love baking when it is cold out, it helps warm up the house and you can't beat warm goodies fresh from the oven!

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Alissa Allen

I like walking around and seeing the Christmas lights. I will bring as many people as possible!

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Susan P.

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Amy Lu

Thanks for the heads up, Susan! I've fixed the error. =)

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Susan P.

My favorite winter activity is ice skating.

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Holly Sanford

My favorite winter activity is driving around the various neighborhoods and businesses at night to see the Christmas lights.

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Kristin G

We love going ice skating downtown and to see the Christmas parade!

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Susan Smith

We enjoy sledding when it snows.

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Lynda

snowboarding

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Linda F.

I love to sit by the fireplace with a cup of hot chocolate and a good book.

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MELISSA HANSSON

My favorite winter activity is reading a book with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa.

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Happy Love

My favorite winter activity is drinking hot cocoa.

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Candace

I love sitting in front of the fireplace, with a good cup of coffee...cocoa, if I'm feeling indulgent!

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Kim

Drinking coffee from Statbucks holiday cups while cozied up by the fire. And dressing up for holiday parties!

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Tricia

My favorite outdoor winter activity is tacking up my horse and heading out to the woods for a nice like ride through the snow. My favorite indoor winter activity is curling up on the couch in front of the fire with a good book and a cup of hot tea while cuddling with my dog.

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Betty

I hate the cold weather, so I'll have to say reading! I love a good book, blanket, and cup of coffee.

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David

My favorite winter activity is ice fishing. I have beeb a winter outdoor athlete since I can remember with alpine and cross country skiing, snowmobiling and dogsled racing. While I still enjoy skiing and snowmobiling the relaxed pace of fishing is more enjoyable as I approach 60 years old. A day on the ice still burns a lot of calories because I walk at least 2 miles in a typical day of ice fishing. More nice things about ice fishing is it can be a family event for anyone old enough to stay outside for a few hours. It doesn't cost a lot to get started. For less than $200 you can buy a hand auger, jig pole, skimmer and some lures. Last of all you get to eat fresh fish from cold water. Fish caught in cold water taste better than the same species from the same pond in the heat of summer.

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Guest

I love cooking and sitting beside a fire inside!

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Liisa

Sitting in front of a fire with hot chocolate and a good book or good company! :)

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Deb

My favorite winter activity is watching cheesy romantic Christmas movies. It's weird, but I find it to be stress-relieving and happiness-inducing.

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Tabathia B

playing with my kids outside when it snows and then drinking hot chocolate