Friday, November 16, 2007

Christmas in Oz: A Primer

Myer, a big department store chain in Australia, is now featuring a TV ad to get us all in the mood for Christmas shopping.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find the ad to show you here, but I did find similar images in the new Myer Christmas catalogue.  Keep in mind that this will be our first Christmas south of the equator, so I am quite eager to learn the local customs.

First, one gathers all the pretty blue ornaments to decorate the tree...on the beach:
Then, apparently, the former Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins, delivers the presents.  I like this custom!
 All the pretty kids then gather at their special kiddie Christmas table on the beach:
Meanwhile, the adults drink a nice Aussie wine while bathing in the sun:  
I think I'm going to like Christmas here...

5 comments:

The Author said...

Snowflakes and sand... er... um.. that's just odd.

Anonymous said...

LOL. If only... :-)

Brett said...

Doesn't it make you feel like your living on another planet sometimes? Instead of just on the other side of the one you've always been on?

Mooselet said...

Jennifer Hawkins can come only if she brings a male equivalent for me!

Oddest thing is having Santa decked out like he's going to trundle through snow. Really, he should be in board shorts and a sun shirt with a broad rimmed hat.

The Prof said...

I think that if I leave some cookies out next to the door, Jennifer will show up in the middle of the night...