Lee Nova craft carries a selection of elegant festive fabrics and trimmings to add a special touch to Christmas gatherings.
Yule or Yule-tide is a winter festival that was initially celebrated by the historical Germanic peoples as a pagan religious festival, though it was later absorbed into, and equated with, the Christian festival of Christmas. The festival was originally celebrated from late December to early January on a date determined by the lunar Germanic calendar. - Wikipedia
In the Southern Hemisphere and Australia, Christmas falls in high summer and is associated with the beach, searing heat and bushfires. It is just too hot to embrace the traditions of a Northern Hemisphere White Christmas.
...three decades ago at Katoomba's glorious Mountains Heritage hotel. Proprietor Gary Crockett was chatting to a group of Irish guests one cold July day. One of them remarked on the irony, for them, of winter weather in July and, as the snow fell outside, asked if it might be possible for the hotel to arrange Christmas-style food and festivities that evening. - Blue Mountains Yulefest 2009 - Eat, Drink and Be Merry