in australia, christmas is spent in the baking heat. it doesn't feel quite like christmas when you're sticky with sunblock and sweat, laying in the pool sipping on a cider straight from the esky, but we've got our own traditions. alongside your regular carols you've got 'six white boomers' and 'santa never made it to darwin'. when we drive out to see the lights we go for mr whippy instead of hot chocolate, chasing soft serve drips down our wrists as it melts faster than we can keep up with. you're more likely to see a bushfire than a snowman. it's different to the christmases of the movies and songs and stories, but it's ours.
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ft. rob mulally