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Christmas in NZ

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Christmas in NZ meg It’s Summer time in New Zealand around the Christmas season, a common activity is going to the beach or having a swim on Christmas! It’s quite funny singing Christmas carols about snow and snowmen! However there are alot of Christmas cards around with Santa sitting on the beach under a beach

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Balloons as ornaments!

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Balloons as ornaments! Becky I spent 3 years in New Zealand about 15 years ago and I’ll never forget my first experience of a Kiwi Christmas tree. My family is from the USA and when it came time to start decorating the tree we had all our traditional Christmas ornaments that we had packed up

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Christmas in New Zealand

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Christmas in New Zealand Staff Christmas comes in summertime in New Zealand, just as it does in Australia. Families often celebrate by having a picnic at the beach. The shops are decorated with scenes familiar to countries like England – Father Christmas with his red cloak and white beard, snow scenes; all this means Christmas

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Christmas Dinner

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Christmas Dinner marilyn For our family in New Zealand Christmas Dinner is rast Lamb with mint sauce, Roast kumera, new potatoes (freshly picked from Grandmas garden and other fresh veges.)Dessert always includes Pavalova covered with whipped cream and strawberries. Christmas afternoon is spent out on the lawn under the big trees watching the children play

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A Kiwi Christmas

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A Kiwi Christmas Mole In New Zealand Christmas is in summer so we usually have a barbecue or a picnic on Christmas day. My family ave a tree with prezzies under it and we have a big lunch usually consisting of chicken and turkey and potatoes and salad and such and for dessert we usually

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Christmas traditons in New Zealand

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Christmas traditons in New Zealand Taniwha The New Zealand Christmas tree is called Pohutokawa and it’s flowers are a brillinat scarlet all during the Christmas season. Because Christmas occurs in summer here, New Zealanders do not have a tradition of snow and ice, but Santa still visits dresed in his red and white robes. Each

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12 Days of Christmas

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12 Days of Christmas LaniThaChrismasAngel A Christmas tradition in our home is the Twelve Days of Christmas. Twelve days before Christmas Night my younger brother and sister, and I choose families or people that we would like to share the Spirit of Christmas with. For every Day of Christmas we have a family or person

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An Aussie Christmas…

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An Aussie Christmas… supermanda For me, Christmas starts at around 7am, when I have to get up to get ready to go down to the beach, as I am usually on duty as a Life Guard. So I am at the beach from 8 – 11, then I come home, and swim in the pool

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An Australian Christmas

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An Australian Christmas onslow Christmas in Australia is different to many other countries. We don’t have snow because it is Summer and it is usually a warm balmy day with no rain. We have heaps of fun and eat seafood for lunch.

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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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