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Discussion in 'General Chat' started by cal, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. cal

    cal Super Moderator

    Well, as we are counting down to Xmas in July here in Brissy it got me thinking how xmas in July came about in the first place,after all it does seem a bit odd. lol.
    When we first moved here and someone mentioned the xmas toy sales IN JULY ,i thought they were mad!!! lol Now i have experienced it and made use of the 'Lay-By' system (another thing Alien to me 4 years ago) my what a god send,,

    So for anyone who like me wonders how or where Xmas in July came from , and who we owe our thanks to,lol, then have a read of this link
    Christmas in July - The history of Christmas

    Cal x

  2. srp

    srp No longer active member

    Well I must admit I thought it strange last year when I arrived in Australia to find everyone was preparing for Christmas, and a lay-by was something I parked in for a picnic.

    Now I have been here 12 months it’s just become something I am getting used to, my wife who originates from Coffs Harbour in NSW just takes it in here stride and assures me it’s just an excuse for a party in the winter. She always presumed it was so that the original ex-pats in Australia could enjoy a Christmas meal in the cooler weather. As for the lay-by system we have not used it yet, (having no kids helps), But I must admit it does seem to work well and is very popular. I wonder what people think who come over for a reccie in July and they find themselves in the middle of the Christmas season, and new visitors to this site will wonder what the hell we are talking about :laugh::biggrin:

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