e just returned from Christmas in the US this morning. Funded by my in-laws who really wanted to get us home, it was the first time in at least six years that we spent Christmas there. There were many reasons we had stopped travelling there for the holidays, but after we agreed to go home this year we realized we had a new one - we have our own Christmas traditions now, involving Gluehwein, true and utter relaxation, little foreigner parties, and trips to the Karlsplatz post-Christmas Christmas market stands. Going home didn't feel like going home at all!
So, I was interested to see this blog post today as I'm catching up:
It includes a bonus mention of American consumerism! Luckily on our trip we mostly avoided anything involving shopping.