Up here in the Northern hemisphere, we expect snow for the holidays. I remember some very, very, white and deep Christmases. But that was then, long ago, when (insert your nostalgic holiday memory here).
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. This was the very first mainstream book to ever feature a child of color as the main character. Although that is notable in itself, Keats' artwork and the simplicity of Peter's play raise this book to Book Idol level. A gazillion stars of loving this book!!
Here's the story, on The Mary Sue, with a video clip and everything. The video should be available now.
Red Sled by Lita Judge. The book has no words - well, almost no words. The illustrations of woodland animals "borrowing" a child's sled during the night are so precious.
The Snow Day by Komako Sakai. A small rabbit is so happy when school is cancelled because of snow. The falling snow mesmerizes him. He has so much time to play. But his father is grounded in another city because of the snow. Sakai's muted paintings evoke that muffled quiet of a snowy day. Her palette matches the grey sky and city streets in the snow.