Yule, Solstice, Christmas, Winter Holiday of your choice

Challenge #154 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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The 21st is the shortest period of daylight in the northern hemisphere. Many cultures and religions have a winter holiday around this time of year. Capture the essence of a specific winter holiday and please add a note if it is about a certain aspect or meaning. Pleae be respectful when including ANY religious iconry
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Christmas at the beach
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Submitted: Tuesday, 1st January, 2013 03:03 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 21st December, 2012
Focal length: 38 mm
Shutter speed: 1/100 sec
Aperture: F5.6
ISO: 3200
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