December 25, 2029 was the first Christmas after the great war of 2028. Most countries experience economic collapse and radiation and as a result very few Christmas celebrations occurred. There was however a massive Christmas celebration and Memorial in Reykjavík the capital of Iceland. This Christmas ceremony was fairly solemn and commemorated all the loved ones that died in the great nuclear catastrophe. No Christmas celebrations occur in the former United States because of radiation and warlords. Yuletide celebrations are widespread in the Scandinavian countries because this region is not affected by the nuclear war. The scientists in the Antarctic also celebrate Christmas and created makeshift decorations and memorials. Historians consider the Christmas of 2029 one of the most austere Christmases since World War II and the darkest in the 21st century. However the spirit of Christmas and Christmas traditions endured and lasted long after the horror of 2029. Christmas remained popular in the Western world and the new North American Republic's.