I watched Logcat.log and it ripped though memory like a hot knife in butter. Basically, it looks like the snow season effects are memory and cpu intensive. As it was trying to load, Android went into a kill rampage killing off ALL background apps in a attempt to maintain memory... but it runs out.. perhaps because the Archos only has 256mb.
I hear changing the date to the 26th works too.
edit: looks like the just released a fix for the memory issue!