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a laid back christmas

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a laid back christmas merry Christmas is usually a casual family affair. We have a public holiday for Christmas day and for boxing day (the day after). If these days fall on the weekend we get the public holidays the first day or days of the working week afterwards. Shops close at 5-30 on Christmas

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Xmas in Australia

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Xmas in Australia Weiss Christmas over here in Australia seems to be more casual than anywhere else, from all the reports I’ve heard. We’ll have breakfast with our immediate families, first, if we’re staying at our own house or a hotel. It’s normally bacon, eggs, toast, and black pudding (Yum!). Then, at about 11 am,

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Christmas For My Family

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Christmas For My Family sasha Christmas in my family is always very casual. Almsot always, we are staying at a relatives or they are staying with us. Everyone gets up early, at around 6am and has croissants, which are one of our few traditions. When everyone has had breakfast, your larger presents (eg from your

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aussie aussie aussie

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aussie aussie aussie cobweb Christmas traditions within Australia tend to vary a little bit. In my family, christmas always starts with an early rise to open gifts followed by a light breakfast, usually with just my parents and siblings (and their partners). Next we’d all have a bit of a play with whatever we’d recieved,

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Christmas In Australia

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Christmas In Australia Dowdy Christa in Australia is the best fun you could possibly find. The hot sun beating down on your skin , there is nothing that can beat that. Waking up in the morning to find that Santa has been boy do I love Christmas. The best thing is you get to see

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My Special Christmas

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My Special Christmas santaself My Christmas usually starts around 5am Christmas morning, when my younger sibling comes in to wake me up. We wait until 7am when our parents and relatives get up. We open our santa presents, and then we have santa’s helper who hands out the other ones from our relatives nad friends.

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My australian christmas

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My australian christmas Mystical_Tiger I usely start off the day by running to the christmas and open a couple of presents and then go and wake mum & brother up.We sit around the christmas tree and open all our presents. Then we have normal breakfast and get ready for relatives to come over or go

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A “Traditional” Christmas in My House :)

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A “Traditional” Christmas in My House Glowgirl Christmas time is always that magical time of year, and it’s not just that one day – December 25th- that makes it special. Rather, I think the buildup to Christmas is most important – and a lot of fun!! I’m Greek, so my family mixes both Australian traditions

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Very Casual

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Very Casual jbean Most times Christmas is just a family get together. We wake up open our presents then around lunch time relatives come to our house or we go to there house and we have a smorgasboard of prawns, crab, ham, chicken and heaps of salads. With a cold XXXX beer. Then at Tea

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Cosmopolitan Christmas

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Cosmopolitan Christmas robja Christmas in Australia is truly a special event. It occurs in the middle of our summer, so much of our celebrating is done in the balmy evenings, often out of doors. This can include gatherings of friends for pre-Christmas drinks as well as the popular barbeque. From the beginning of December people

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My Aussie Xmas

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My Aussie Xmas MissAmy I wake up in the hot weather, its nearly always a nice day on Christmas. I stumble out of bed and get everyone up. We open the presents, and then sit around talking. We dont have a hot lunch- just a snacky but nice lunch with lots of salad. Sometimes we

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Christmas in Australia

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Christmas in Australia Cool_me We go out for a BBQ on Christmas Eve. The next morning we get up early and open our presents. We leave to go to Mum’s for a Christmas lunch that consists of vegetables, salad, roast potatoes, and hot and cold meats. We all assemble in the lounge room and Santa

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A VERY early Christmas

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A VERY early Christmas dancer45 I am 14 years old and I live in Melbourne, Australia. My Christmas usually starts around 4am Christmas morning when my little sister wakes me up. She drags me out to see the presents we got. Then, around 4:15am, she gets a little TOO excited and starts making a lot

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Christmas in Weipa

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Christmas in Weipa stimpy We live on the tip of the east coast of Australia. Weipa is a small mining town pop. 1500, 1000km from the nearest city. Real crocodile country! We can only leave town by air craft for eight months of the year though driving is 12 hrs. when the road (a dirt

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The REAL Christmas!

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The REAL Christmas! mortimer As I peruse the entries for Christmas, I note how many write of family gatherings at home and a great feast afterwards – there is nothing wrong with that! In some cases, it is the only time that families are together as a whole, complete unit. We remember in our time

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