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Australians Born In December
This month's Australian birthdays include the first Australian-born professional astronaut to enter space, the skipper of Australia II winning the 1983 America's Cup, the only Aussie player to appear in an American baseball All-Star game. You'll also find ARIA and Logie winners. For those no longer with us, it's a way to remember them too. December Australian birthdays include:
Our most popular Christmas card for over 5 years is Christmas Koala card. Want to surprise your friends? Send our Crocodile Christmas card. We also have traditional Christmas cards including religious themes.
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Christmas in Australia
Rachael wrote to us, "do kids get stuff from Santa where you are." Yes, Rachael, every Christmas Santa comes to Australia too.
In Australia, Santa wears shorts. While people living in the northern hemisphere, the Americans and the Brits, are rugging up to keep warm, we are in our shorts trying to stay cool.
Aside from the presents, Aussie kids look forward to this time of year because they get a six week holiday from school. Family and friends enjoying swimming in their pools or at our beautiful Australian beaches. There is no snow here now. It's summertime.
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We hope you have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year.
And a very big Thank You to the people in all our communities who give so generously of their time throughout the year to help those in need.
Australian Christmas Songs
I've put together a collection of Australian Christmas songs to remind you of the past or to introduce something new to you. The original version of some of the songs have been reworked with the Aussie culture in mind. I hope you enjoy this collection.
Speaking of Santa, Aussie children look forward to Santa arriving in his sleigh pulled by six white boomers. That's right, boomers, not raindeer.
Never heard of boomers?
They are white kangaroos of course.
Thanks to Rolf Harris, we even have a song about Australia's famous Six White Boomers.
Why are there only six boomers?
Our boomers are stronger than reindeer so Santa only needs six of them to pull his sleigh. It's quite sight to see!
You know the traditional reindeer lot (Dasher, Dancer, etc.), but how many of you know the names of the six white boomers. For the answer, click on the Boomer song link on the right. Read more from our blog . . .
More Aussie Songs
We have over 100 Australian songs on a variety of themes: convicts and bushrangers, humourous songs, wartime songs, religious songs, childrens' songs, horses and horse racing, and a lot of Gundagai songs.
To our readers
You may have noticed that Max and I have not kept the website updated as usual. We have had some technical issues with our site and a lack of funds compounded the problems. We're doing our best to get everything back to normal and provide you with more interesting things to learn about our wonderful country Australia.