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Australians Born In December

This month's Australian birthdays include the first Australian-born professional astronaut to enter space, the skipper of Australia II winning the 1983 America's Cup, the only Aussie player to appear in an American baseball All-Star game. You'll also find ARIA and Logie winners. For those no longer with us, it's a way to remember them too. December Australian birthdays include:

  • 4 Dec 1934 Bill Collins
    Australian film critic known for his passion for films
  • 14 Dec 1964 Rebecca Gibney
    Australian actress of Packed to the Rafters fame
  • 17 Dec 1937 Kerry Francis Bullmore Packer
    Australian's richest and most influential media tycoon
  • 21 Dec 1974 Karrie Anne Webb
    LPGA player (golf) to win $1 million in a single season
  • 31 Dec 1882 Martin O'Meara
    Irish-Australian soldier, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • and two Australian Prime Ministers

See all the December Birthdays

Australian Christmas Cards
and New Year's Day Cards

Our most popular Christmas card for over 5 years is Christmas Koala card. Want to surprise your friends? Send our Crocodile Christmas card. We also have traditional Christmas cards including religious themes.

Get ready for the New Year's party with Kangaroo Fireworks. Say hello and send a free Greeting Card today.

 

Editor's Blog

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Christmas in Australia

Rachael wrote to us, "do kids get stuff from Santa where you are." Yes, Rachael, every Christmas Santa comes to Australia too.

In Australia, Santa wears shorts. While people living in the northern hemisphere, the Americans and the Brits, are rugging up to keep warm, we are in our shorts trying to stay cool.

Aside from the presents, Aussie kids look forward to this time of year because they get a six week holiday from school. Family and friends enjoying swimming in their pools or at our beautiful Australian beaches. There is no snow here now. It's summertime.

Max and I send you
our very best wishes

We hope you have a Merry Christmas, a Happy Hanukkah and a Happy New Year.

And a very big Thank You to the people in all our communities who give so generously of their time throughout the year to help those in need.

Australian Christmas Songs

I've put together a collection of Australian Christmas songs to remind you of the past or to introduce something new to you. The original version of some of the songs have been reworked with the Aussie culture in  mind. I hope you enjoy this collection.

 

 

Speaking of Santa, Aussie children look forward to Santa arriving in his sleigh pulled by six white boomers. That's right, boomers, not raindeer.

Never heard of boomers?

They are white kangaroos of course.

Thanks to Rolf Harris, we even have a song about Australia's famous Six White Boomers.

Why are there only six boomers?

Our boomers are stronger than reindeer so Santa only needs six of them to pull his sleigh. It's quite sight to see!

Christmas Trivia

You know the traditional reindeer lot (Dasher, Dancer, etc.), but how many of you know the names of the six white boomers. For the answer, click on the Boomer song link on the right. Read more from our blog . . .

See it on YouTube Six White Boomers
Traditional Aussie Christmas song
See it on YouTube Deck the Sheds
A taste of dinky-di Aussie slang
See it on YouTube Aussie 12 Days of Christmas
4 Aussie versions  
See it on YouTube Christmas on the Station
Australian country Christmas song
See it on YouTube Christmas Photo
Funny typical Aussie Christmas
See it on YouTube The Three Drovers
See it on YouTube Aussie Jingle Bells

More Aussie Songs

We have over 100 Australian songs on a variety of themes: convicts and bushrangers, humourous songs, wartime songs, religious songs, childrens' songs, horses and horse racing, and a lot of Gundagai songs.

To our readers

You may have noticed that Max and I have not kept the website updated as usual. We have had some technical issues with our site and a lack of funds compounded the problems. We're doing our best to get everything back to normal and provide you with more interesting things to learn about our wonderful country Australia.

 
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