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For Aussies and Kiwis...Holiday Music

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For Aussies and Kiwis...Holiday Music

Post by SonjaMarie » Tue October 14th, 2008, 2:19 am

Ok, so we all know it'll hardly ever be a "White Christmas" in Australia or New Zealand, but for those of you who live there, do you play the "traditional" Christmas music or not?

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Post by diamondlil » Tue October 14th, 2008, 2:27 am

Generally we do, although we do have some of our own songs. The most famous is Six White Boomers that was sung by Rolf Harris



http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=hlSsffF2xhA

There are a few others around as well.
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Post by pat » Tue October 14th, 2008, 4:23 am

I still find it strange hearing carols about snow and such in the heat here!

Hubby says that the only thing he misses from England is the dark nights shopping and the Salvation Army band on the Saturday before Christmas playing in the town!
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Post by Alaric » Tue October 14th, 2008, 8:02 am

It does somewhat lose its Christmasy feel when it's 38° outside, although for some odd reason it's been cool on Christmas Day the last few years. I don't remember the last really hot Christmas Day but I do remember the second one I had when we lived in England - barely above 0° all day, snow everywhere and several parts of my family were late because a lot of the roads were closed off.

In spite of the heat Christmas at our house is the same as it would be in England. At lunch we have roast chicken, turkey, goose (sometimes pork) and ham off the bone as well as roast vegetables like peas, carrots, potato and so forth. It's bloody excellent. Lunch is my favourite part of Christmas!

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Post by pat » Tue October 14th, 2008, 9:13 am

[quote=""Alaric""]It does somewhat lose its Christmasy feel when it's 38° outside, although for some odd reason it's been cool on Christmas Day the last few years. I don't remember the last really hot Christmas Day but I do remember the second one I had when we lived in England - barely above 0° all day, snow everywhere and several parts of my family were late because a lot of the roads were closed off.

In spite of the heat Christmas at our house is the same as it would be in England. At lunch we have roast chicken, turkey, goose (sometimes pork) and ham off the bone as well as roast vegetables like peas, carrots, potato and so forth. It's bloody excellent. Lunch is my favourite part of Christmas![/quote]

We dont have hot roast, we roast the day before then have hot roast spuds and either hot veggies or salad. However, we used to roast the meat the the day before in England to save hassel on the big day!

Our thing is Christmas Puds! Last year mum and I made our own! We had tried different shop ones but in the end we found a recipe and tweaked it to our own tastes and made some wicked puds!
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Post by diamondlil » Tue October 14th, 2008, 9:22 am

[quote=""pat""]I still find it strange hearing carols about snow and such in the heat here!

Hubby says that the only thing he misses from England is the dark nights shopping and the Salvation Army band on the Saturday before Christmas playing in the town![/quote]

If you really want to hear a Salvation Army band I can give you a few tips on where to find them! I know that the church at Ingle Farm used to go carolling around the streets in the area, and there is another church at Tea Tree Gully that probably has a band.
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Post by pat » Tue October 14th, 2008, 9:35 am

[quote=""diamondlil""]If you really want to hear a Salvation Army band I can give you a few tips on where to find them! I know that the church at Ingle Farm used to go carolling around the streets in the area, and there is another church at Tea Tree Gully that probably has a band.[/quote]


Someone else said there are some around, but I think we might look daft all rugged up as per tradition!
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Post by diamondlil » Tue October 14th, 2008, 9:43 am

You might at that, but the offer is there. I know more than one Salvation Army bandsman!
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Post by pat » Wed October 15th, 2008, 1:43 am

[quote=""diamondlil""]You might at that, but the offer is there. I know more than one Salvation Army bandsman![/quote]


Oh yes????? :D
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Post by diamondlil » Wed October 15th, 2008, 2:15 am

You know about men in uniform right? ;) :D
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