Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Shopping

Queen Street Mall in the city, busy with Christmas shoppers. It always raises a quizzical eyebrow with me... the snowflake decorations. I get the symbolism... but it's 30 degrees!


Jim said...

Yes, I don't understand the wintery Christmas symbols we see in Australia either.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Julie said...

Yes, my post on Thursday is a belly-ache about just this particular trait. So many visitors to my blog find it hard to grasp that Christmas could be in summer. It is a form of cultural imperialism.

the foto fanatic said...

As a child, I always felt ripped off at Christmas time. Every Christmas book I had ever read spoke of snow flakes gently falling and kids making snowmen. I just didn't understand why I couldn't experience it too.


Dawn said...

This, to me, is interesting. I have always known cold and snow and winter for Christmas, as I live in the U.S. However, I know that some members of my family still don't experience "real" winter, because they do not get snow in Florida or Arizona. Therefore, seeing people in shorts during Christmastime is a bit of a bafflement, because--this year, definitely--there is always snow.

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