Subject: Re: Christmas / Holidays Away from Home
Hi Ziners, Lesley in Toronto asked about spending Christmas away from home, especially in Australia. I spent one Christmas in Brisbane -- in the tropical north -- and it was quite unusual. It's hot that time of the year, but the "Santas" still dressed up in their red and white warm suits! All the traditions were the same, except in hot weather. I live in Southern Calif., so I'm used to warm weather, but it does get chilly at Christmas here, so Brisbane at Christmas was a new experience.

As I wanted to get back to my family in California, I flew back on Christmas Day; however, due to the time difference, I arrived back in California in the afternoon on Christmas Day! So I still had Christmas with my family.

Diana San Diego, California