05 Dec An Aussie Xmas
Santa and the elves are making last minute preparations for his Christmas deliveries. On Christmas morning, when the final gifts have been placed under the last tree, Santa will head the reindeer down under to Australia so he can shed his cumbersome red suit and don shorts, a T-shirt and thongs and enjoy an Aussie Christmas lunch on the deck or by the pool while the reindeer rest under the shade of a large gum tree.
Christmas fare will be ham, cold turkey a smorgasbord of seafood and an array of salads, followed by delectable desserts and a cold beer – but only one because he has to guide the sleigh back to the North Pole.
Christmas in Australia reflects the casual, relaxed lifestyle – a factor which rated Australia as the most desirable place to spend Christmas in a survey conducted by supermarket giant, ALDI in the UK and America.
Backyard cricket after lunch is part of the Aussie Christmas tradition and on Boxing Day the serious cricket begins with the Boxing Day test match played at the iconic MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground) between the Australian cricket team and the opposing national team touring Australia. A tradition begun in 1950 has become the most popular day of the Australian cricketing summer.
Boxing Day in Sydney sees the start of the Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Covering a distance of 630 nautical miles (1170 km), the Sydney-Hobart is arguably, the world’s greatest ocean race. Despite the rough conditions of Bass Strait, the race attracts a huge fleet of international competitors every year.
However, Santa can’t stay to share the post-Christmas festivities. He has to return to the North Pole to begin the preparations for the next year’s celebration. But who knows? One year Santa could be enjoying Christmas down under at your house.
If you would like the opportunity to spend Xmas downunder in 2018 host our efficient and friendly migration agents are always on hand with advice and assistance in planning your new, relaxed lifestyle down under give them a call on +61 8 9347 1300 or visit http://www.tig.net.au.