Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Christmas in June

Christmas in June is very much an Australasian event. The idea of eating traditional Christmas dinner at the height of summer has proven too much for some ex-pats to bear. The colder temperatures in winter are far more appealing and many Euro Australasians prefer to celebrate Christmas in June. Clearly there must be enough people of a like mind because shops cater by selling decorations and other items associated with the traditional festive season. Seasonal superstitions are suspended during Christmas in June.

In truth there is no historical reason why Christmas should be not be celebrated in the summer as opposed to the winter. As Charles Dickens himself said.

“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."

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