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How to Celebrate Christmas, Australian Style

How to Celebrate Christmas, Australian Style

Australia is a great country, and North Hem loves providing unique Scandinavian, mid-century modern, and Asian contemporary furniture and homeware to our neighbours. This Christmas, we want to take a moment to celebrate our unique take on Christmas. While the rest of the world bundles up in the dark of winter to celebrate their festivities, Australia has a different take.

Christmas Grilling

It’s mid-summer here, and no better way to celebrate Christmas down under than with an outdoor barbie. Traditional Christmas meats include turkey and ham. Smoking or grilling these meats will make for an easy way to add protein to your Christmas dinner. On the other hand, you could forgo tradition and emphasize your Australian food heritage with some grilled Emu!

 

Or, if you’re feeling really brave, you can try this Aboriginal staple.

Christmas Carols

Yes, we may have different memories associated with carols than a dweller of the northern hemisphere may, but we still love the classics. From Santa Clause is Coming to Town to Silent Night, enjoy a great night of Christmas singing in the candlelight. Make certain to add some unique Australian takes on the classics as well as songs written here, like White Wine in the Sun by Tim Minchin.

Celebrate Christmas in the Sun

If you are not taking advantage of the Christmas break to head to the beach, why not? Some people say that Santa ends his round the world tour here, so that he can enjoy the beautiful Australian coast. From family holidays at the beach to just a few hours surfing, Christmas break is a perfect time to head to the ocean, soak up some sun, and enjoy the warmth of a southern hemisphere summer.

 

So, take some time to decorate with your favorite decorations (Christmas trees or the Christmas bellflower are good ideas), enjoy a morning cup of coffee, and watch late night movies with room for friends on a 3 seater couch.

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