Monday, December 21, 2009

An Australian Christmas Song

With under a week to go, I have to admit I am not in the Christmas spirit.  As the days get longer and warmer--today is the longest day of the year--I loose any interest in the Holidays.  I don't feel like making tamales, fruit cake, or rumballs.  Instead I have visions of cherry pie, home-made ice-cream, and slices of watermelon.
Of course I can not escape Christmas.  Decorations are abundant, and everywhere I go I am bombarded with Christmas Carols.  Santa is on every corner--I even saw him riding down the beach on the back of a sand buggy!  But I still can not help but feel that something is not right.  This is the second year that I spend the Holiday Season in the Southern Hemisphere and I have come to believe that no matter how many I spend here, I will never shake the feeling that I should be preparing for a summer picnic, not a hearty winter celebration.
However, to show that I am not a total bah-humbug I have taken the time to learn the words to Australia's most popular Christmas song.  Suzer posted this video of it on her blog last year, and I would like to share it with all of my readers.


  1. Hi Maya, that's a very catchy song. It does seem different to be in summer mode during the holidays when everything is so wintery. Here in California, we are sort of the same way. There is very little season change although we do get the cooler weather, but no snow unless we go to the local mountains. Santa in a sand buggy, what a great visual.

    Have a great day today.

  2. Hi Kathy, it was rare that we ever had a "White Christmas" in New Mexico, but the cool weather and short days didn't make it feel like it doesn't belong. Here in Adelaide it doesn't really get cold, but back in June I felt like I should be getting ready for Christmas!!! A Canadian I know here--who has been here 20 years--says you never get used to it. I wish I had had my camera to catch a photo of Santa!