Christmas is here – the most wonderful time of the year! If you want to experience Christmas in a true blue Aussie fashion, here are 10 must do’s for Christmas day! We sure know how to get in the Christmas spirit Down Under!
1. Open the presents under the tree
First thing’s first, the presents! Wake at the crack of dawn and open your gifts under the tree. If you’re camping, put the presents under a real tree and enjoy the experience wilderness-style. The kids will love it!
2. Eat and Eat… and Eat!
It wouldn’t be a true Australian Christmas without a surplus of food. Perhaps start the day with a pre-breakfast candy cane or two before progressing into breakfast and then a lunch fit for a king. We recommend fresh seafood, plenty of salads, a potato or two and of course the turkey! Don’t forget to follow it up with one of the ultimate Christmas desserts, the trifle or famous pavlova with fresh berries, yum!
3. Pick your Christmas Cracker partner
The Christmas crackers are everyone’s favourite at this time of year. Grab the person next to you at the dining table and fight for the win! By the end of the day you’ll have a great collection of rulers, key rings, tape measures, plastic mustaches, golf tees and mini yo-yos.
4. Don’t forget to wear the Christmas hat
And let’s not forget the paper Christmas hats that come insider the crackers! Before you tuck into the Christmas feast, don your hat and smile for the annual Christmas lunch photo.
5. Share the cheesy Christmas jokes
It wouldn’t be an Australian Christmas without the cheesy jokes courtesy of the cracker. “Why did the golfer wear two pairs of pants?…. In case he got a hole in one!”
6. Enjoy an afternoon post-food nap
When it comes to eating on Christmas Day, it’s best to have the marathon mindset. Take an afternoon nap as a family before progressing onto dinner.
7. Open the champagne
Bring in Christmas with a big cheers! Top up everyone’s champagne glasses and welcome in the Christmas spirit.
8. Complain about eating too much
If you haven’t said “I’ve eaten too much today”, than you haven’t eaten enough! It’s the one day where everyone can indulge and eat just a bit too much.You can complain about it too.
9. Watch the Christmas movie special on TV
After a long day of eating, opening presents and chatting with family, settle down on the couch to watch the Australian Christmas Movie special. One of the classics!
10. Complete a last-minute Christmas lights appreciation drive by
Just before you go to bed, drive around your neighbourhood to see the twinkling Christmas lights sparkling in all their glory. It only happens once a year so you might as well admire the effort of your neighbours.