burntbrat!! Ew! I immediately thought of of Christmas in Paris, but perhaps that's too banal (if romantic). You could do Christmas at the North Pole (Santa's workshop). I can donate empty boxes and rolls of old Christmas paper I never used up. You could do a Mexican theme with Christmas tidbits thrown in. Australian - basically any country you think you'd be able to find props for and then add tinsel and lights. I like you idea of using traditions that are different from ours.