It is winter here in New Zealand so we traditionally have a mid-winter Xmas meal with all the trimmings!
Ha, yes, great idea. As an antipodean myself, I can definitely raise my glass to that.
Although I don't currently live in New Zealand, I have long felt that NZ needs something festive in the middle of its winter. Sunbathing on the beach at Christmas is okay too, but, having lived in Norway and the UK for quite a while, I still think that the northern hemisphere has the edge with Christmas in winter.
Maybe the best way to think about it is what Scrooge said at the end of A Christmas Carol: "I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year."
Hang in there, guys, and I'll do the same. Maybe these troubles will make a man of me yet.