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Tantrums to tinsel: why I love the curious and festive tradition of the Santa photo

By Cherine Fahd, Associate Professor of Visual Communication in the School of Design, University of Technology Sydney
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In April 1995, my uncle secured a lucrative job in Saudi Arabia. He and my aunt left their home in suburban Sydney and relocated to a western compound (a residential gated community for expats) in Jeddah. My aunt shares stories of life under Saudi’s strict laws and how she craved her western freedoms. One such freedom was the celebration of Christmas.

Hailing mostly from Australia, the UK and America, the compound residents organised their Christmases by smuggling in decorations…The Conversation


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