reply to post by toocoolnc
It's all very subjectively objective... er...
ja. I see this all the time. I'm a friendly, crazy mofo, so don't take this the wrong way.
You seem to be forgetting about the Southern Hemisphere - Christmas actually makes no sense down here... it's just nonsense, although very popular;
religion and commercialism made sure that it is celebrated.
I love how the seasons are in such a balance...
While you guys enter into the cold and your shortest day,
we enter into warmth and the longest day.
I said this on another thread recently, but I'll reiterate it here and add a bit more:
Christmas makes no sense here, neither does Easter or many other holidays, obviously particularly seasonal based ones.
Our shortest day in the Southern Hemisphere is around the 21 June... so, shouldn't we celebrate a traditionally celebrated winter event at that date?
Sure, we (well, Christians, etc) could celebrate Christs birth on 25 December, but even that leaves much to be disputed. (I'm sure I remember reading
that Jesus probably would've been born in Northern Hemisphere Spring. I dunno
Personally, I wish that we would celebrate our respective seasons as they should be.
For example if you observe the pagan festivals, and I'll pick the easy ones, in the North, Yule is in December, Midsummer is in June, in the South,
Yule is in June and Midsummer is in December.
I wear my Father Christmas hat in June and people look at me funny. But it does keep my head warm - too hot in December to do so, go figure