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    Re: Christmas in Different Areas

    What's a good ol' Aussie Christmas?

    Well for us it's celebrated in Summer and it's is stinking hot. and I mean hot often 30 some times more, plus it's humid - which makes it worse.

    My family doesn't hit the beach because it's usually packed, ( and the thought of getting fried crips isn't so appealing) so we just sweat it out at home (though his year - it will be airconditioning and probably a blow up pool XD).

    Food consists of, cold ham, sometimes other cold meat such as turkey, pork, heaps of seafood, fresh salads, heaps of sweets and snacks, cold drinks and alcohol XD

    I couldn't imagine it any other way. It would be interesting to experiance a cold winter, but I think I would complain - I love the summer and the heat to much, I'm not so much a winter person.

    as for pressie - it's not much different, we open up pressies on christmas morning.

    Though, I don't think all Aussie celebrate like that, I know of a family who has the traditional x-mas dinner and cook the roast meats, vegetables etc etc, why any one would want to slave away in the kitchen on christmas day when it's hot is beyond me, but I suppose that's what they like ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hassun View Post
    Well everyone above the equator has Christmas during Winter. Whether the weather is actually cold or not or IF they actually celebrate it is another question.

    But let's expand the topic a bit. Are there any local customs in your area concerning Winter?
    For example, over here we don't have the Coca-Cola Santa Claus but we do have the christmas tree. We don't get any presents on Christmas though, that happens on New Year's day.
    Costumes you say....

    Well, Technically yes...Small children here would love going around wearing small rain-deer costumes (they look really cute ^_^) Some adults would just wear some Christmas hats just for the season and the celebration. Christmas here...believe it or not..is a huge deal

    People would begin preparing and god...so much to say....With presents...It's a huge deal for Children...presents presents AND MORE presents, almost like selfishness but it's the joy of christmas lol

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    Re: Christmas in Different Areas

    Quote Originally Posted by ihauntforlust View Post
    Costumes you say....

    Well, Technically yes...Small children here would love going around wearing small rain-deer costumes (they look really cute ^_^) Some adults would just wear some Christmas hats just for the season and the celebration. Christmas here...believe it or not..is a huge deal

    People would begin preparing and god...so much to say....With presents...It's a huge deal for Children...presents presents AND MORE presents, almost like selfishness but it's the joy of christmas lol
    Customs =/= costumes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hassun View Post
    Customs =/= costumes.
    ok, sorry I forgot -____-

    I'll just list the people and what type of costumes they wear.....mostly.

    Children 4 to 7: Mainly...Whatever that makes them look adorable...Reindeer's noses, small bit of red blush on their cheeks , but mainly....fluffed up jackets and some even dress up as Santa -.-

    9 to 12: they basically take interests in lots of school plays, usually girls would dress up as...uhhh...they'd wear Santa hats, make up, dresses or some wear skirts depends,,, lol Guys....they take less interests in costumes here...

    ------skipping ages because some age group here just dress normally-------

    Grown ups.....

    1. Santa Claus...*surprise surprise*
    2. Elves.....*another surprise*
    3. Rudolph ............I don't know why they don't find it embarrassing. >>.>>


    -----yup the main costumes.....*sighs*

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    Re: Christmas in Different Areas

    Christmas is on a Tuesday this year... so in Japan, we'll all be at work on both Christmas Eve and Christmas (hooray for non-national holidays). The kids will all be on winter break, but the teachers will still all be sitting at their desks at school trying to look busy.

    When work's out, most people will go buy a bucket of fried chicken (Kentucky Fried Chicken has managed to convince everyone in the entire country that fried chicken is traditional christmas food worldwide... I shit you not), a cake (again... someone told Japanese people that Jesus needs a birthday cake), and one decent present for each of their children (if they have them).

    The station and trees in shopping areas will be covered in tacky lights, there will be Christmas trees with upsidedown candy canes hung by hooks, there will probably be arcade employees and mascot girls in bad santa outfits. The song "Last Christmas" by George Michael or Richard Marx or whoever that guy is, will play EVERYWHERE constantly... again, because someone has convinced Japanese people that the song is a traditional Christmas carol.

    I will escape from crazyland by going to a gaijin friend's house for a real turkey, mashed potato, pumpkin pie dinner, some "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" and a game of white elephant.

    My boyfriend will expect me to spend Christmas day with him doing something obligatorily squishy. Because in Japan, if you're alone on Christmas, you might as well asphixiate yourself.

    Christmas sucks here. It's the only time of year I REALLY REALLY want to go home to the US >_<

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    Re: Christmas in Different Areas

    I usually spent Christmas alone in my room. Although, my family gathers together at this time of the year to celebrate the so called "Christmas spirit thingy". I guess this year i will be forced to go to Richmond to a family gathering or something like that.

    I don't wear Christmas related clothing because i think its gay. I just wear a sweater or something to keep me warm because its hella cold here in Virginia during the winter.

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    Re: Christmas in Different Areas

    I think that Christmas can be celebrated as long as the spirit is included.I defenitly think that everything revolves around the idea of love and happyness

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    Re: Christmas in Different Areas

    For me we celebrate Christmas in December
    Although it rains a lot form the ITCZ an the cold fronts,
    we have a really good time hanging out with friends and getting tipsy over the fruit cake that our parents practically bathed in alcohhol in order to preserve the fruits. We celebrate Christmas differently in the Caribbean and i think its sooo cool

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