Happy unChristmas

It’s only a week until the winter solstice. Actually it’s on Tuesday, 21 June 2016 at 8:34 AM AEST. Not that I’m counting or anything. And with the winter solstice comes CHRRRIIISSTMAAAASSSS! Oh no, wait! That’s the other side of the planet, isn’t it? Well, that never has and never will stop me having a hearty winter’s Christmas dinner

There is some celebration of the winter festival here – but it’s all ‘Christmas in July’* which I just can’t be doing with. It’s the mid-winter festival, for goodness sake. It should be in mid-winter. So we’ll be having this Christmas dinner on 25 June and this is what we’ll be eating.

unchristmas dinner
*My understanding of Christmas in July is that it’s a US construct and arose out of the American summer camps that parents send their children to when they just can’t bear the sight of them any more.

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