Xmas in Australia
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, we go to a relative’s house or they come to ours – normally we swap each Christmas. We open some presents, and have our lunch, which would be prawns, and crab, things like that. After lunch, we open more presents, and explore them! Then, the ‘over 30s’ have a nap, while we younger ones give each other little presents, normally not more than five to ten dollars each. Then, we have a swim if there’s a pool anywhere nearby, but if there isn’t, we go to a park, or something like that. We have our main meal at dinner time. Turkey, chicken, fish, crab, prawns, potato, pumpkin, peas, pudding -the works. Then, we sit around, with the littlies drinking cordial and everyone else drinking wine, and reminisce over the year. Then we sleep. And that’s all Christmas is over here.