I thought that this coat was absolutely perfect for the holidays. It’s been very cold in California recently, warmer than most other places in the world right now but still very cold for us. I ordered this red coat about a month ago, but it came just in time for the temperature drop. I realize that Christmas has passed, however the Russian culture celebrates New Years instead of Christmas so my holiday is still a week away. Our New Years is basically the same as catholic Christmas; Santa Claus, presents, family, food, movies, and traditions, all of those are part of our Russian New Years. I’m not so sure what the difference in religions are, I think our calendars are just different and we celebrate Christmas on January 7th (but we don’t really celebrate it, we just go to church). Anyways for those of you who did celebrate Christmas, Merry Christmas to you, and the rest of you happy holidays, hope your break from work/school is going great.