Quote Originally Posted by Nige View Post
but many still have a hot lunch, even if it's 40C+
Tell me about it, my mum's parents were both British born, and their side of the family still do the gamut of hot-served roast dead-things when all you want is ice-cream. My missus' family also do that too, so there's no escape for me.

The most climate-appropriate xmas lunch I ever had was at an ex's mum's place, prawns and lobster and nibbles in a shady garden in the hills.
Well that, and when I was 10 I had xmas in Finland, we went to the Father Christmas village on the arctic circle and ate Reindeer stew in a Reindeer-skin hut, and it was -35 outside...