AEST 00:00, Sat Dec 29 2012
The weather may have been mild in New Zealand over the Christmas period, but there were plenty of places which experienced the dream of a White Christmas this year.
Much of the east coast of the USA and areas of Canada were hit by heavy snow and freezing temperatures.
The mercury also dropped to frigid levels in China where locals battled heavy flurries of snow.
A parked car is buried during a snow storm in Montreal, Canada.