You know--- I think globally and shop locally. I support my local organic farmers' market and I'd never be caught dead eating an out of season tomato. Oh sure, I eat bananas from wherever and citrus fruit from Florida, but even you wouldn't begrudge me my vitamin C and potassium, would you? But peonies---in December?? There's no principled argument I can make for them, except that they are beautiful, they've got blossoms that are going to look like candy canes when they open and ....I love flowers. At Christmas or any time. So they came from South America. So what.
Now---may I be the first to wish you Feliz Navidad?