Down Under in New Zealand, Christmas defies logic. Tourists from the Northern Hemisphere to my fair country scratch their heads when they visit at this time of the year. On December 25th, they sit back on sun loungers staring out at the ocean, shocked to be wearing swimwear, or shorts and loose tees. Where’s the snow? How’d Santa and his sleigh manage to land? They can’t possibly curl up in front of a roaring fire to open their gifts. No, that’s because the summer sunshine abounds and blissful temperatures of 80 to 90 degrees prevail.
Yeah, this is how Santa arrives in my backyard.
We fire up the barbeque to cook the midday meal, attempting to drag the kids out of the surf and to the table to eat. Yes, that’s a Kiwi Christmas.
Check out this hilarious cartoon Christmas wish.
Oh, I so want the home office with a lockable door. How will you celebrate Christmas? With family and friends? With roast turkey and mulled wine?
I wish you all a wonderful Christmas no matter where you are in the world, whether playing in the snow or the surf. MERRY CHRISTMAS and have a safe and happy holiday.
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