This is my second Christmas in the US, my sixth Christmas in the northern hemisphere and my seventh Christmas spent away from family. At this time of the year I start reminiscing about all the summery Christmassy (yeah, it’s a word) things that I’m missing out on.

Once you’ve experienced a few winter holiday seasons, you know the drill – it can be dark, freezing, cosy in front of a heater or fireplace and involves a lot of lazing around. So it’s time to recreate an Aussie Christmas wherever you are. I enlisted a bit of help from some amazing Aussie Expats, to find out exactly what it is they miss the most about an Aussie Christmas to put together this list. Thanks guys!

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