In Oz, Christmas is also the start of Summer. In fact on the 21st of December is the Summer Solstice. Just like the Philippines and other Asian countries, we don’t have snow here and that “white christmas” only exists in songs and in white plastic christmas trees and decors and other silvery snow-looking materials ….
However, what Ozzies have during Christmas and should therefore start incorporating in the Christmas celebration (like the Japanese – cherry blossoms, etc during their flower spring festivals), are these magnificent trees filled with purple blooms that lingers during the month of December … the JACARANDAs!
In this age and time – when originality and creativity are given much emphasis in all areas of life, the Christmas celebration should also be regionalised at least in terms of decor and whatnuts, so as not to evoke phoniness ….
Just like in the Philippines ….