Those dreaming of a white Christmas got just what they were asking for Thursday night. But with the good, comes the bad.
"It was exciting, I didn't like the ice very much," said driver Suzanne Gillespie.
That was something that became very apparent on the roads.
"Well, it was pretty nasty weather for Texas, I mean snow drifts in Fort Worth, who would ever think that?" said driver Tom Popken.
The snow turned into slush, which inevitably became ice, a major hazard for last minute shoppers in North Texas.
"I was out crazy last Christmas present shopping out on the highways and the cars were sliding around a little bit," Gillespie said.
Overnight, highways looked more like ice skating rinks. Cars slid out of control up in Denton. Even as early as Christmas morning, I-35E in Lancaster was shut down. But with sun in the forecast, drivers were not afraid to hit the roads by mid-afternoon.
"Because I knew the sun would melt the ice, I would have worried about it if I’d had to go out last night though," Lowry said.
And the outcome was just what he had expected. "Not a problem, dry as a bone." he said.