WPC: The ‘Magic’ of Christmas

I have a confession to make.. I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas.

Christmas in NYC

Part of me really loves Christmas – I love the magic of the season. I love the sparkling lights. There are even a couple of Christmas carols that I might hum along to when I hear them in the shops.

But the other part of me – the stronger, more dominant part – hates Christmas and everything associated with it.

No I am not a ‘Grinch’ (as much as my boss loves to label me with that moniker). No, it’s a deeper issue than just not liking the holiday. One that means I really can’t get excited about the season anymore, not for years now.

But when I think about the word ‘magic’, the theme for this weeks photography challenge, well the first thing I think of is Christmas.

Below are just a couple of photos from around the Christmas season in two different cities, in different hemispheres.


Admittedly I haven’t spent Christmas in NYC but I was there in November in 2012 and there was a bit of Christmasy stuff around. Including the windows at Lord & Taylor on 5th Avenue; some really cute posters at the Rockefeller Center and the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Tree.

Christmas in NYC

Christmas in NYC

Christmas in NYC


Christmas down under is a very different affair to what is often portrayed in TV shows & movies. We have sunshine, shorts & t-shirts as opposed to snow, scarves & woolen jackets. These photos are from Christmas Day in 2014 as I wandered around Melbourne – surprisingly there were a lot of people out & about.

Christmas in Melbourne
Christmas in Melbourne Christmas in Melbourne
via Photo Challenge: Magic

9 responses to “WPC: The ‘Magic’ of Christmas”

  1. awesome photos!! I love having a summer Christmas, but I can’t wait to experience a winter one too 🙂 xx

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    1. Yeah I really want to experience one too.. I think it’s growing up watching all those movies etc, you really want a white Christmas – reality is probably not quite like that tho haha

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  3. great photos! I like Christmas magic too:)

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    1. Thanks 🙂 I think I just like sparkly things haha

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  4. I’d love to experience Christmas in New York one year, it looks incredible!

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    1. And I was only there in November! I left before they lit up the tree but I saw the big tree go up & it is HUGE!!

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  5. A white Christmas is overrated. I am in New York and would love to experience warm Christmas instead, much like in your images from Melbourne!

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    1. Haha isn’t it funny.. we always want something we don’t have. I’ve never experienced a winter Christmas but would love to.. It gets so hot over Christmas here in Australia that it really doesn’t ‘feel’ like a tradition Christmas should.

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