Dec 13, 2013; 5:00 AM ET Icy conditions Sunday night
An 85-year-old retired butler from Ireland has spent Christmas Day alone in his London flat for the last 10 years. This year, James Grey placed an ad in the newspaper asking for Christmas company, but only one person responded. That one person has since canceled.
While the official start to winter is still days away, the cold, icy and snowy weather across most of the United States would indicate otherwise.
Short-Range Weather forecast overview for the North Central United States
Looking for a unique holiday gift idea? Ice wine will provide a special, sweet flavor if the winter weather conditions are right.