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    Old 12-09-2010, 04:51 AM
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    Originally Posted by Mrs B
    Here is a song we sing in Australia about our Christmas. It is sung to the tune of Jingle Bells

    Jingle Bells - Aussie

    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, short and thongs

    Chorus
    Oh! Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way

    Great song
    Great song !
    Christmas in Australia on a scorching summer's day
    Oh! Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Christmas time is beaut
    Oh! What fun it is to ride in a dusty Holden ute

    Engine's getting hot, we dodge the kangaroos
    The swaggie climbs aboard, he is welcome too
    All the family's there, sitting by the pool
    Christmas Day the Aussie way by the barbeque

    Chorus
    Oh! Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way
    Christmas in Australia on a scorching summer's day
    Oh! Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Christmas time is beaut
    Oh! What fun it is to ride in a dusty Holden ute

    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
    We pack the car and all shoot through
    Before the washing up
    Chorus
    Oh! Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way
    Christmas in Australia on a scorching summer's day
    Oh! Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Christmas time is beaut
    Oh! What fun it is to ride in a dusty Holden ute
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    Old 12-09-2010, 04:52 AM
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    Great song
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    Old 12-09-2010, 04:53 AM
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    We celebrate too . Tree will go up this weekend . Everyone is coming to us for a traditional Christmas meal and presents on Christmas day.
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    Old 12-09-2010, 04:56 AM
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    I feel I must explain that thongs in this context are not skimpy underwear, but skimpy shoes!
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    Old 12-09-2010, 04:59 AM
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    Very interesting topic, thanks for starting.
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    Old 12-09-2010, 05:01 AM
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    What a GREAT topic!
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    Old 12-09-2010, 07:55 AM
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    Thanks everyone! I love the song and the posts so far!!!

    Actually it was my mom who asked me to do this!! She is very much into Christmas and was curious! But I am enjoying the answers!!
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    Old 12-09-2010, 08:10 AM
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    In hot weather areas - are your Christmas trees still pine type we use here is the US? I absolutely have loved reading this thread. It is so interesting.
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    Old 12-09-2010, 01:36 PM
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    Hi
    Here in New Zealand it would be 50/50 between artificial trees and the real thing, I love the smell of the pine trees but do not like the mess they make VBG
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    Old 12-09-2010, 02:47 PM
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    Love the song Mrs B.....I have never heard that before!!

    We usually have a roast for lunch on christmas day, with lots and lots of food on the side. We generally eat left overs for the next 3 days! lol

    This year, Ive got the whole family over for lunch, so we have decided to have a BBQ instead. Im really looking forwad to it actually, its the first time in years the family has been togther for christmas. So again, there will be lots of fod, and lots of eating!
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