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15 Ways You Know It's Nearly Christmas In Australia

Santa on the beach, presents in the ute.

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1. The beach starts looking like this:

Christmas, Australian style. Happy holidays! :-) #MerryXmas #Australia #XmasDownUnder #Bondi #summer #travel

Cristian Bonetto@CristianBonettoFollow

Christmas, Australian style. Happy holidays! :-) #MerryXmas #Australia #XmasDownUnder #Bondi #summer #travel

4:58 PM - 24 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

Swapping Snow for Sunshine: The Australian #Christmas Culture Shock http://t.co/crZ5g17sRX #Expatlife

Interdean@Interdean_Follow

Swapping Snow for Sunshine: The Australian #Christmas Culture Shock http://t.co/crZ5g17sRX #Expatlife

10:58 PM - 19 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2. The trees look like this:

Finally one tree which is decorated 😆 Merry Christmas!🎅☀️🎄 #australianchristmas #christm... http://t.co/MXMW2JTVqE

InstaAusBeaches@InstaAusBeachesFollow

Finally one tree which is decorated Merry Christmas!

#australianchristmas #christm... http://t.co/MXMW2JTVqE

3:08 AM - 14 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3. And the bus ride to the beach looks like this:

Australian buses know how to do Christmas

Katy Rogers@kroggyyFollow

Australian buses know how to do Christmas

8:53 PM - 03 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4. Sights like this become commonplace:

An Australian just set a world record for #Christmas lights but this is still my fave display: http://t.co/rxbaE7jVZ6

Karyn Noble@KarynNobleLPFollow

An Australian just set a world record for #Christmas lights but this is still my fave display: http://t.co/rxbaE7jVZ6

4:33 AM - 29 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5. Golden trees that look like this:

One of the most Australian pictures ever, via @TheNTNews http://t.co/dTUDOPhp25 … …

Away in a mAngus@anguslivingstonFollow

One of the most Australian pictures ever, via @TheNTNews http://t.co/dTUDOPhp25 … …

2:14 PM - 31 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

6. And decorations get huddled by the side of the Murray River.

Merry Australian Christmas everyone, from the bank of the mighty murray river!

Scott Drew@JustSudsFollow

Merry Australian Christmas everyone, from the bank of the mighty murray river!

3:33 PM - 25 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. Kangaroo-driven sleighs show up.

Fabulous Christmas lights at Australian Embassy in DC @AusAmbUSA locals love it ! (Note Christmas red speedos)

Lisa Pettigrew@lisapettigrewFollow

Fabulous Christmas lights at Australian Embassy in DC @AusAmbUSA locals love it ! (Note Christmas red speedos)

1:03 AM - 25 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

8. And firetrucks get new helpers:

Australian Christmas Tradition: Santa Claus coming down your street and giving out lollies/candy! #christmas

Sarah@xsarahmckxFollow

Australian Christmas Tradition: Santa Claus coming down your street and giving out lollies/candy! #christmas

8:02 PM - 24 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

9. Presents start to show up:

Can you tell what it is yet? #australianchristmas

Michael@MikeEy90_Follow

Can you tell what it is yet? #australianchristmas

11:06 PM - 22 Dec 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

10. And houses get decorated:

I love how Australian this scene is: Queenslander & tropical plants form the backdrop for Christmas #Xmasinthetropics

Alison Fairleigh@AlisonFairleighFollow

I love how Australian this scene is: Queenslander & tropical plants form the backdrop for Christmas #Xmasinthetropics

7:12 AM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11. People start making their own "Aussie Christmas" trees.

Our little Australian Christmas Tree

12. A lot of the time using anything they can find...

13. These start showing up EVERYWHERE:

Anoplognathus pallidicollis, the Australian Christmas Beetle

Our Bold Hero@ourboldheroFollow

Anoplognathus pallidicollis, the Australian Christmas Beetle

4:24 AM - 01 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

14. And the native Christmas trees start to flower...

Australian Native Christmas Tree. Photo provided by Mayebony.

Jeanette Sobey@yebosfayeFollow

Australian Native Christmas Tree. Photo provided by Mayebony.

8:12 PM - 27 May 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

15. And, inevitably, this happens:

Meanwhile: MT '@TonyAbbottMHR Launching #KmartWishingTree. We want all Australian families to have best Christmas'

Amy Feldtmann@AmyFeldtmannFollow

Meanwhile: MT '@TonyAbbottMHR Launching #KmartWishingTree. We want all Australian families to have best Christmas'

11:54 AM - 24 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite