Weather The Winter Storm That Ruined Christmas (Travel): New Photos of the Fallout Dec. 27, 2012 prev1 of 30next Joshua Bickel / CorbisA major blizzard along Interstate 65 north of Lafayette, Ind., on Dec. 26, 2012. Share Read Later Tornadoes. Snow. Ice. Downpours. Only hours after opening Christmas presents, Americans were confronting, and coping with, severe weather across a wide swath of the country.