Vaudreuil-Dorion Originally from New Zealand
Christmas in New Zealand is quality beach time. It’s summer now in our country so Christmas day means having barbeques, eating fresh, cold meats and crisp salads. Other traditional Christmas foods are roast turkey, vegetables and sauces and rich, fruity Christmas pudding with brandy sauce for dessert. People also make mince pies and offer chopped dried fruit mixture to guests.
The holiday tree was usually a scraggly pine with presents brought by Father Christmas underneath. Of course, like everywhere, we had family squabbles, but we’d solve them while swimming in the oceans, creeks or rivers, depending on where you were that day.
Another favourite was gathering ‘round with family and playing games.
I feel like I could use a little bit of summertime right about now!