July Christmas, Australia

Photo © Mark Goble

Snow is falling, carols are playing, the log fire’s blazing and the turkey’s in the oven. Everything Australians need for a picture perfect Christmas is here. Except one thing’s amiss: it’s July.

Yuletide for Australians is much unlike the Christmas we know and love. The summer’s heat means steamed puddings are swapped for barbies and warm cosy jumpers are replaced by ‘togs’ on a blistering beach.

But between June and August, the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, offer Aussies the chance to experience Christmas the classic way.

Covered in a sheet of snow, resorts filled with the smell of glazed ham, sweet cranberries, mince pies and brandy sauce greet guests, so Australians can experience all the trims and trimmings of a traditional white Christmas.

Written by - Photo by Mark Goble

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