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1. Here in Australia we don't deck the halls with boughs of holly, we're more likely to deck the (garden) sheds with something else. According to the song, what do we use?
2. "Dashing through the bush
In a rusty Holden Ute
Kicking up the dust
Esky in the boot".
(From "Aussie Jingle Bells")
If you managed to have a Captain Cook into an Aussie's esky, what are you most likely to find?
3. Dressing up in a fur-lined suit isn't very smart on a scorching summer's day, so Santa should dress more appropriately for the Down Under summer. Which of these is not "appropriate" Aussie summer clobber?
4. Bing Cosby famously dreamt of a white Christmas, but if an Aussie dreams of having a white Christmas and snowballs on Christmas day, of what is he thinking?
5. "Australians let us barbecue
For Christmas time is here
A time to stop and rest a bit
And psyche up for New Year"
When the mercury tips 30 to 40 degrees (Celcius) a hot lunch isn't always the most welcome of fares. Unless, of course, it's a barbie. One of the most popular Aussie Christmas lunches consists of muddies, prawns and bugs. What are the mad Aussies eating now?
6. "Christmas in the Alice is like no other place I know
Santa doesn't like it much 'cause there isn't any snow
His reindeer get all grumpy as the waterholes go dry
For when it's stinkin' hot down here it's b****y hard to fly!"
(From "Christmas in the Alice")
Since the 1900s, and before 2008, which Australian Capital City has suffered through the hottest Christmas Day on record?
7. Everyone knows the names of Santa's reindeer and the exploits of Rudolph, but what does Rolf Harris claim tows Santa's sleigh on his Australian run?
8. "Christmas where the gum trees grow,
There is no frost and there is no snow.
Christmas in Australia's hot,
Cold and frosty's what it's not."
(From "Christmas Where the Gum Trees Grow")
Aussies love their barbeques and more than just a few will be burning the snags on December 25th. But we are nothing if not diverse, and there are other things we love to do for Christmas. Which of these is not a favourite place to be?
9. While the traditional Christmas pud is a favourite on the menu, also very popular in Australia, at any time of year, is a dessert named after a ballerina. What is this yummy dessert?
10. Summer Down Under is often associated with heat, drought, storms and bushfires. Which one of these natural party poopers gatecrashed Darwin's Christmas party in 1974?
Source: Author leith90
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