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Old Man Winter

Also referred to as Father Winter, the English term Old Man Winter is considered to be the personification of winter. More or less, Old Man Winter is a synonym for harsh winter weather and can often be found in headlines, like the ones below, at this time of year:

Old Man Winter Finally Arrives in MidWest
- cbsnews.com, 13 January 2012, Cynthia Bowers
Old Man Winter Returns to Colorado Giving Skiers and Snowboarders More Than a Foot of Snow
- etravelblackboard.com, 19. January 2012

Would you like to see what
Old Man Winter looks like? Take a look at the following commercial:

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