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Anna Coddington's 'Blue, Blue Christmas' embraces the Kiwi summer holiday season

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Sun, 3 Dec 2023, 11:46AM
Anna Coddington
Anna Coddington

Anna Coddington's 'Blue, Blue Christmas' embraces the Kiwi summer holiday season

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 3 Dec 2023, 11:46AM

Most Christmas imagery depicts snow, woolly jumpers and yule logs- which doesn't translate over to the Southern Hemisphere so easily. 

Kiwi singer/songwriter Anna Coddington teamed up with Story Hemi-Morehouse to create 'Blue, Blue Christmas'- a children's book depicting the traditional Kiwi summer Christmas.

She says she appreciates the wintery Christmas aesthetic, but found it impossible to re-enact in the New Zealand summer heat. 

"That appealed to me, the idea of a young kid clicking on to that and getting worried about Santa getting too hot in his big red suit and freaking out about it."

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