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22 Christmas Pictures That Sum Up The Difference Between Britain And Australia

Can you really have Christmas in 30° heat?

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1. Christmas day weather forecasts in Britain:

Every year there's hope. Every year there's disappointment.
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Every year there's hope. Every year there's disappointment.

Christmas Day weather forecasts in Australia:

In a word: scorcher.
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In a word: scorcher.

2. Christmas decorations in Britain:

Christmas decorations in Australia:

3. That "festive feeling" in Britain:

That "festive feeling" in Australia:

This is a work of art tbh.
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This is a work of art tbh.

4. Christmas TV in Britain:

BBC

Nothing says Christmas in Britain quite like a festive death in Eastenders.

Christmas TV in Australia:

Pretty much everything goes on hiatus, but we always have Kath & Kim.
ABC

Pretty much everything goes on hiatus, but we always have Kath & Kim.

5. Christmas snacks in Britain:

Nothing says Christmas like a classic chocolate selection AND some ridiculously outrageous crisps.

Christmas snacks in Australia:

Cadbury
Haighs

Favourites and scorched almonds are a staple at any Aussie Chrismas gathering.

6. Christmas ads in Britain:

Christmas ads in Australia:

View this video on YouTube

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Bad, weird, creepy. No.

7. Christmas culture in Britain:

Pantomines with Z-list celebrities.
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Pantomines with Z-list celebrities.

Christmas culture in Australia:

It's not Christmas without Carols by Candlelight.
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It's not Christmas without Carols by Candlelight.

8. Christmas lights in Britain:

Christmas lights in Australia:

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9. Christmas dinner in Britain:

Turkey. Check. Roast potatoes. Check. Gravy. Check. YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS? CHECK.
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Turkey. Check. Roast potatoes. Check. Gravy. Check. YORKSHIRE PUDDINGS? CHECK.

Christmas "dinner" in Australia:

A lunchtime barbie complemented with prawns, salad, and of course, cabanossi and cheese.
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A lunchtime barbie complemented with prawns, salad, and of course, cabanossi and cheese.

10. Christmas day activities in Britain:

Christmas day activities in Australia:

Backyard cricket, plus some water guns and swimming if it's extra hot.
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Backyard cricket, plus some water guns and swimming if it's extra hot.

11. Boxing Day in Britain:

Getting up in the wee hours of the morning on Boxing Day to fight shoppers in the sales is the only way to burn off Christmas calories.

Boxing Day in Australia:

If you cbf with sales, it's all about chilling with the Boxing Day test.
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If you cbf with sales, it's all about chilling with the Boxing Day test.