News and journalism in the Pacific Islands is centered around the Western holiday of Christmas, come winter. Tourists are encouraged to leave Frosty behind for a year, and visit a winter wonderland of another sort in the Pacific Islands. From sun bathing to caroling other travelers in your swim trunks, the Pacific Islands offer a golden wonderland, that is itself, a present.
Encouraged to bring presents for family member unwrapped due to TSA regulations, the resorts of the Pacific Islands often sell traditional Christmas paper to guests, in order to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Resort owners and workers understand what the holiday means for British people who want the nine yards, from Boxing Day to New Year’s, and Americans who really just want presents and sweets. News and journalism in the Pacific Islands covers the various traditions that are common for Western guests, so that locals understand how to flatter and accommodate their guests.
Although it is incredibly ethnocentric to visit a foreign land and expect that land to celebrate your traditional holiday, it is spectacular when it actually occurs! Visitors adore the sand-made snowmen that are crafted just to delight guests, and the unusually wide range of island foods, and imported traditional Western fare that is offered on Christmas day.
News and journalism in the Pacific Islands also covers the progress of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve, so your children will know that Santa has not forgotten them while they’re in the Pacific Islands; while the parents are hoping emergency cash loans will adorn their stocking to help pay for this exotic way to celebrate the winter holiday. Though, the gift they will recall for a lifetime is the opportunity to get a rich perspective on life and culture in the Pacific Islands, and how it is dramatically different from Western ideals and philosophies. Even young children are quick to understand that the Pacific Islands are complicated, filled with contradictions like gorgeous landscapes contrasted by dumps, poor people serving rich tourists, and the drastic difference in Christmas holidays.