It takes a bit to dampen the Strathfield Christmas spirit.
OK, so a rain-storm flooded Strathfield Park minutes before the start of the carols service, which was to have been graced with Voice star Laura-Leigh Smith and the Australian Youth Choir.
OK, so the movie, Frozen, had to be iced. And the fireworks were snuffed out.
But it takes more than that to halt a Strathfield Christmas.
Rotarians , tongs in hand and lamb and sausages on the Barbie, were not about to have their tent party called off completely.