Christmas in Australia includes beach parties with friends and family. Christmas dinner is cooked on the “barbie,” Australian slang for barbeque. Australia, the country “down under,” is south of the equator so its seasons are opposite of ours. Christmas means summer vacation in Australia.
The Aussie Santa is accompanied by a native koala bear. Santa wears a traditional wide-brimmed leather outback hat and lets his kangaroo friend, wear his Santa cap. Little joey is enjoying a candy cane.