Mapped: Christmas Around the World

It would be a shame to end the year without a festive map! Jack Harrison (@jacksfeed) is studying for a research masters in “Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation” at UCL. I teach on the course and it obviously hasn’t worked Jack hard enough this term as he has had time to slack off and produce this great map of Christmas festivities based on information from Wikipedia. As with all good maps, it speaks for itself and I think it is a great way of showing the difference in celebrations, especially as the Anglo-American view of Christmas is (unsurprisingly) so dominant. It also serves as a splendid last post on the blog for this year. Merry Christmas, and see you in 2012!