I remember 96 and must say that boxing day is by far the best storm I have experienced. I agree that 96 had a greater impact for a larger area and therefore remains king. But when I judge a storm it is based on personal experience and what conditions/dynamics were present. Boxing day had everything for me that 96 did not. Winds far exceeded 96, snowfall rates were much greater, and overall I experienced real blizzard conditions during boxing day. Even though I might have experienced a few more inches of snow in 96, it makes no difference to me. I rather have the 25 inches I saw in boxing day over a short period of time then the 30 inches of snow that fell over a two day period for 96. 96 was just a long drawn out steady snowfall for my area. Boxing day was an intense, action packed, wind driven few hours of snow. Also I was fortunate enough to experience the boxing day mega band, and snowfall rates far exceeded anything I have ever experienced.