Being originally from the South coast of England i am very used to cold (and the very occasional white) Christmas. So even after nearly 13 years of being in NZ i still can't get round the warm christmas time. I still crave cold, dark christmas watching telly and everyone inside looking out to the fairy lights at about 5pm!! But...you still can't beat a NZ xmas, pahutukawa trees in bloom, beautiful blue skies, the beach, christmas day swim off Rocks Road, strawberries and raspberries, lunch outside...the list goes on. But i would actually die and go to heaven if someone said would you like a white christmas, and i would love Sabine to experience this once when she is little its quite magical.