On Christmas Day, people in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama got an unwelcomed visitor with the arrival of 34 tornadoes. This surveillance from a Walgreen shows the sudden and destructive appearance. At least 100 homes and businesses were damaged. It is a perfectly awful thing to have to deal with on Christmas but fortunately there is no reports of deaths.
On our end, we were very fortunate in Chicago to get snow on Christmas just as the kids were opening their presents. It was perfect timing for my Virginian kids who were longing for Chicago snow.