Question: What do the Fourth of July and December 25th have in common?
Answer: Fireworks (if you live in Uruguay, that is)!
Last night, December 25th, at midnight, we were treated with a fireworks display that would rival any neighborhood 4th of July in the States. We had little hints over the previous few days- stray firecrackers going off at odd hours. I think we had heard about this, but never really put it together. But the stroke of midnight settled all doubts, as firecrackers and lots and lots of rockets lit up the night sky.
I guess this explains why Santa stations himself at the North Pole- the danger of being shot down over Uruguay.