In order to sample the delights of a cool Christmas, some enterprising soul brought the notion of Christmas in July to Australia and New Zealand.
Of course this is still only relevant in the southern states where we can have some days below 10c. Not often, but sometimes. In the tropical north, where temperatures rarely vary, this is not the case.
There is nothing worse than tucking into a full blown Christmas lunch, complete with hot, stuffed turkey, roasted vegetables and Christmas pudding drenched in a brandy custard, whilst the temperature outdoors is insisting you dive into the aqua-blue swimming pool. The two are mutually exclusive and yet some families persist.
Many happy returns of the faux season to you all.