I sometimes wonder if people in Australia and New Zealand and such places laugh at the rest of the Anglo and European world who have visions of Santa Claus, sleigh bells, and winter wonderland, and the like at Christmas. At Christmas, people in Australia are sweating like pigs and fighting mosquito bites (presumably).
but many still have a hot lunch, even if it's 40C+
The Mrs wants to go somewhere (maybe NY) for a "White Christmas". I'm not as enthusiastic!