Drew Barr wrote:Mate, What is "Black Friday" in the States? For us down under it was the really bad bushfires in January '39. As for Christmas, our philosophy is give something for kids only, and make a big point to the kids that the adults' gifts to each other are just presence and love. And because our seasons are the inverse of yours, its also about the first summer fruits and first swimming of the season - a celebration of spring/summer plenty before the sharp end of the fire season.
John Polk wrote:Christmas shopping is a very cross cultural event.
It is when Christians go to
Stores owned by Jews
to buy gifts manufactured by Budhists.
A win-win for everybody.