Pictures shared from around the country charted the wintry weather from when snow first fell in the early morning to when families set out to make the most of the day.
Traditionally, a White Christmas was counted only if snow fell on the Met Office headquarters in London but now snowfall anywhere in the UK would lead to a declaration.
The last White Christmas came in 2017 when 11 per cent of weather stations around the country recorded snowfall.
However, the last time a majority of the country saw White Christmas was in 2010, when snow was recorded on the ground at 83 per cent of UK weather stations.
On Christmas morning, other parts of the country were flooded after heavy rainfall and more than 1,300 people living along the River Ouse in Bedfordshire were advised to leave their homes.
Elsewhere in the UK, weather was crisp and dry throughout the day ahead of the arrival of Storm Bella on Boxing Day.
Gusts of up to 80mph in exposed parts of the south and southwest are expected overnight on Boxing Day, while some higher parts of the country are likely to see 40-60mm of rainfall.
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