By: Chris Raynor

This is how we do Christmas
living down under
santa on a surfboard
having lots of fun, duh

Sunburnt peeling skin flaking off your nose
water fights in the backyard underneath the hose
barbecues, lawnmowers, parties in the street
looking for a shady spot to stay out of the heat

Last minute shopping buying pressies for the fam
car park nightmare, whopper traffic jam
planning christmas lunch, not the standard turkey roast
seafood barbecue, avocado toast

This is how we do Christmas
its the aussie way
swap the snow for sunburn
thongs every day

Catch up at a party, have a drink or two
summer entertainment, Abba at the zoo
cruising round the suburbs checking out the lights
evenings last forever on hot summer nights

Suddenly it’s christmas day and time to see the fam
drink and eat way too much avo, prawns and ham
sit back and relax and let the oldies have a snooze
play a game of backyard cricket, try hard not to lose

Come the morning after and you’re trying to sleep in
but kids with brand new toys are outside making quite a din
don’t they know you’ve got to prep cos just a week away
it starts again with partying on new years eve and day

This is how we christmas
living downunder
santa on a surfboard
having lots of fun, duh


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