One of the benefits of living in the South, and one of the reasons we decided to settle here once we ETSed from the Army, was the warm climate and MILD winters. I personally am not a fan of snow and cold, never have been. I grew up in Maine with lots of snow, long winters, and cold weather. I just don't like it, I don't like that feeling of being cold and never getting warm.
So far we have had very mild winters here in NC. Lasting only 6-8 weeks, rarely any snow, and if there is snow it melts away in a day or two. We have not seen a white Christmas here since we have lived here, that is 13 years.