Here Are The Hottest, Coldest And Rainiest Christmases In Los Angeles History

December 21, 2012: Surfing Santa, Michael Pless, 62, gives a 'hang-ten' gesture while riding a wave off Seal Beach, south of Los Angeles. (Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

You know the scene. You've probably watched it in many a holiday movie.

It's Christmas morning. The protagonist wakes up, stretches, and then looks out the window. It snowed overnight, and sparkling white flakes blanket the grass, trees and houses as far as the eye can see. It's beautiful.

But who are we kidding? In Los Angeles, such a magical morning is a fantasy, unless you're up in the mountains. This year's weather is ... not that, and it likely won't break any records for being the rainiest or coldest or anything-est, either.

Still, in search of weather that makes us feel literally anything, we decided to take a look at Christmases past. Here are the records for the warmest, coldest and rainiest December 25th's in L.A. history, according to the National Weather Service.

(Note: The accompanying photos weren't taken on Christmas Day)

Children play beside a lifeguard tower as sunset approaches at Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach, California on July 21, 2018. (FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

THE WARMEST CHRISTMAS ON RECORD: 83 DEGREES (1980)

The Griffith Observatory on February 21, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

THE COLDEST CHRISTMAS ON RECORD: 35 DEGREES (1974)

People cross Hollywood Blvd as rain falls in Hollywood, California January 14, 2019. (ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images)

THE RAINIEST CHRISTMAS ON RECORD: 1.78 inches (1946)

You can see Christmas Day weather records for other parts of L.A. here.

And because we know you're curious, here are the all-time weather records set in December in L.A., according to — you guessed it — the National Weather Service.

  • Warmest: 94 degrees, on Dec. 3, 1958
  • Coldest: 32 degrees, on Dec, 21, 1968
  • Rainiest: 4.53 inches, on Dec. 28, 2004