For anyone who wants to argue that a white snowy Christmas is the best type, I’ll raise you a white sandy beach, white frothy waves, some coconut-smelling white wax on a white surfboard and, lastly, the most glorious white of them all, a white pavlova laden with way too much fruit. Now that’s a you beaut white Christmas!
In the land Down Under, we do things a little differently but that’s pretty standard most days of the year. There’s no Frosty the Snowman on Christmas Day but we do have his cousin, Frosty the Sandman, and what we don’t have in ugly sweaters we make up for tenfold with our paper crowns.
Though we still sing about ‘walkin' in a winter wonderland’, we’re more likely to be reaching into a cold Esky, and that’s just the way we like it. If you’re surrounded by family and friends under the blazing Aussie sun, sinking a cold one, then you’re sure to be living your best Aussie Christmas life, arguably the best kind that there is. So here are our top reasons why an Aussie Christmas beats all others.
1. Santas in shorts
Because they're the best kind of Santa.
2. Backyard cricket
5. Christmas rashies
Who doesn't love a good Christmas rashguard?
6. Boozy Champagne breakfast
It's a well known fact that December 25 is the only day of the year when calories don't count.
After Christmas lunch has been devoured and the washing up successfully avoided, it's time to hit the pool. After waiting 30 minutes, of course.
8. The beach
9. Paper crowns
Because when you're dining like a king, you need the appropriate headwear.
10. Blow-up crocodile pool toys
The original flamingo/swan blow-up pool toy.
11. Arvo siestas
12. Leftover prawns
All leftovers, really, but prawns especially.
13. Surfing Santa
14. ‘Rusty Holden Ute’ to the tune of Jingle Bells
15. Plastic trees
Unless you're from the country, in which case: gum trees.
'Tis the season.
17. Complaining about the heat (we all love a good whinge but wouldn't change it)
19. Christmas crackers
20. Christmas cracker jokes
So bad they're good.
21. Scorching sunshine
23. Mum’s good plates and cutlery
24. Running under the sprinkler when there’s no pool
25. Christmas beetles
27. Full Eskies
Clear eyes, full Eskies, can't lose.
28. Christmas lunch served on a balcony/patio/anywhere outside
29. Carols by candlelight
If you're an Aussie, you know what this is.
31. Crawling through the bin for thrown-out batteries
Because they always get thrown out with the wrapping paper. Always.
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