Top Ten Reasons Why Winter is Better Than Summer

Even though my birthday is during the summer (August 3rd), I still hate summer with a burning passion. The only good things about it are summer vacation and for my fellow summer babies, our birthdays. Other than that, summer can go jump off a cliff.
The Top Ten
1 No flies or mosquitoes

I know there are the occasional moths in the winter, but it's better than the dangerous and horrid parasites known as mosquitoes, along with flies constantly buzzing around the room and landing on other people's food, and laying their eggs. Also, I despise wasps and hornets because they scare me and they can be dangerous when it comes to constantly stinging. Every time I am near these types of insects, I feel frightened and uncomfortable.

I am really, really allergic to any bug bites. A teeny tiny ant bite can swell up to the size of a normal mosquito bite, and a mosquito bite... well, you DON'T want to know.

2 Christmas

It is always associated with winter.

3 Less worry about sunburns

I tan. I hate it because my skin gets uneven and ugly. Winter is a lot better.

4 Getting to stay under blankets

I really like going to sleep snuggled up in my bed with my blankets while it's winter. It makes it easier for me to go to sleep.

I have trouble sleeping well during summer because of the heat. During winter, I can stay under the blankets without feeling too hot. So I wholeheartedly agree with this.

Maybe this is related to my autism, but I love staying under all of my blankets during the winter and hate when I can't do that during the summer.

5 No back to school commercials

Back-to-school commercials are annoying and they don't really need to exist, other than just an attempt to make money. At least winter doesn't have these types of ads, unlike late summer, after the holidays.

I hate seeing back-to-school commercials during the summer. They make me so angry to the point I want to destroy my phone or the TV to get the ads to stop.

I hate back-to-school commercials. At least I don't have to deal with them in winter.

6 Frozen treats don't melt as fast as they do during the summer

This is one of the reasons why I eat a lot of popsicles and ice cream during the late fall and during the winter.

7 No Daylight Savings Time

On a similar note to number 4, most of winter is during Standard Time (except for March).

Makes my internal clock less out of whack without Daylight Saving Time.

8 We don't sweat much
9 The weather is nicer

Even though I don't like it when it's too freezing cold, I feel like the gloomy weather is still better than the sun being too hot in the summer. I really despise it when it's hot outside, going to the point where you can eventually get sunburn. The heat makes me feel uncomfortable for some reason.

Winter weather is a lot better than the hot, humid summer sunshine. I love seeing clouds, rain, and feeling the wind on my face. It's also pretty nice for those of you out there lucky enough to get snow every year.

10 It's easier to warm up than to cool down

This is THE MOST truthful thing on this list. I'm living in California, and during the wildfires, I was sitting inside in a spaghetti strap top and shorts in front of the fan. Moved away from the fan for just a minute and I was already sweating again. Meanwhile, in winter, I just put on a sweater or turn on the heater and I'm good. If I get too hot, I just take it off, and, if needed, replace it with a thinner sweater.

When it's very cold outside, all you have to do is turn on a heater or put on some clothing and blankets to keep you warm. During the summer, it's pretty hard to cool down from the miserable heat outside, especially if there's a power outage going on.

The Contenders
11 There's snow days
12 Getting better sleep
13 Shorter days

The days in winter are much shorter compared to summer due to the Earth's revolution and its axis. When it's winter solstice, the Sun's light goes to the Southern Hemisphere more than the Northern Hemisphere. This is the reason why winter has shorter days. Shorter days mean cooler days.

I like how it's nighttime earlier in the winter. Even in the early morning, it's still dark. It helps me get to sleep quicker and longer.

For night owls like me, shorter days and longer nights are a blessing.

14 Winter Break

Winter break is another good thing about winter. I usually go on vacation to Florida for winter break.

Winter break is usually fun for me. I especially remember how awesome my winter break 2019-2020 was.

15 No need for air conditioning
16 It is very relaxing when you feel a light breeze
17 Dark, gloomy weather can improve mood for some people

I'm one of those people. Sunny days make me angry and tired, whereas I feel pretty happy when there are dark clouds in the sky blocking out all the sun.

I love cloudy days so much more than sunny days. I'm not exactly sure why, but cloudy or foggy weather is simply amazing.

18 You don't have to worry about heatstroke

Unless you live in a place that gets really hot in the winter (like me, tragically), you don't have to worry about getting heatstroke.

19 Skiing Skiing can be a means of transport, a recreational activity or a competitive winter sport in which the participant uses skis to glide on snow.
20 Snowball fights
21 Ice-skating
22 Fewer criminals outside
23 Sledding
24 You get to play with snow
25 Building snowmen
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