Posted by: maureenc | December 22, 2010

Australian Christmas Traditions

Australian Christmas Traditions – Australian Christmas Songs
Australians may like to sing “I am dreaming of the White Christmas” but this doesn’t mean that they all have seen snow ever in their lives.Australian Christmas songs are “Six White Boomers”, “Santa’s Moving to the South Pole” and “Let Us Barbeque”. We also have our own version of Jingle Bells, here it is:

Dashing through the bush
In a rusty Holden Ute
Kicking up the dust
Esky in the boot
Kelpie by my side
Singing Christmas songs
It’s summer time and I am in
My singlet, shorts & thongs

CHORUS:

JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS
JINGLE ALL THE WAY
CHRISTMAS IN AUSTRALIA
ON A SCORCHING SUMMER’S DAY
JINGLE BELLS, JINGLE BELLS
CHRISTMAS TIME IS BEAUT
OH WHAT FUN IT IS TO RIDE
IN A RUSTY HOLDEN UTE

Engine’s getting hot
Dodge the kangaroos
Swaggy climbs aboard
He is welcome too
All the family is there
Sitting by the pool
Christmas day, the Aussie way
By the barbecue!

CHORUS

Come the afternoon
Grandpa has a doze
The kids and uncle Bruce
Are swimming in their clothes
The time comes round to go
We take a family snap
Then pack the car and all shoot through
Before the washing up

CHORUS

(With thanks to  http://www.gondwananet.com )

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