Ok this is going to be my Christmas rant. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m going to get it over with early in the piece, even before the month of December. So please allow me this one indulgence…. Why the fuck do we have images of snow and Mr Snowman in the shopping centres and everywhere around the place and stupid carols being sung about sleighing in the snow!
- I live in A-U-S-T-R-A-L-I-A!! It is S-U-M-M-E-R!!
Australia doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t even get much snow at the best time of year. Christ our tallest mountain is not a mountain, it is like a molehill (2230m/ 7316ft). Perth is primarily hot all year around, so I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see how images of snow and people singing about “oh it’s snowing…lets be merry” is going to make the festive season any more festive! It just shits me that we have to do it the way that the “Northerners” do it. (Yeah IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m whinging about you people above me!) Sure it is winter up there, and it is summer down here. I get the whole opposite side of the world thing. I get the whole population is greater up there etc thingo.
Seriously though, I know that we have made an attempt at making Christmas our own, with the boomer the Christmas Kangaroo. That is just a lame-ass try though. I can’t see a kangaroo with a red nose bouncing down the street, in my wildest dreams. What are they trying to do!!! Make us look like back-water hicks that have kangaroos jumping down the street. Isn’t that what Americans/ Rest of the world already think? I don’t know what the solution is all I know is that IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m sick and fucking tired of hearing “ohh lets sing and be merry in the snow” songs in the shopping centre where they pump up the air conditioner to make you feel like you are living in a blizzard. Then when you walk outside you are hit by the stinking heat of a 45-degree day. I just donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t see their Christmas spirit in there! Maybe IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m being cynical and anti-Christmas. All I just know that it bugs the hell out of me.