Christmas South of the Equator is not like it is in North America. The weather is in the 90s and no snow.
But there are some unique aspects to celebrating Christmas in the Southern Hemisphere.
There’s a lot of songs with winter imagery in America. Songs like ‘Let it Snow’, ‘Winter Wonderland’, ‘White Christmas’ and so on.
Did you know there’s some songs about the southern imagery for Christmas?
Here are a few.
In the southern hemisphere, especially Australia, Santa’s sleigh isn’t pulled by reindeer, but rather by six white kangaroos.
Six white boomers (Australia)
Really popular Christmas song when you celebrate Christmas in 90 degree weather
White Wine in the Sun
And here’s the southern hemisphere’s version of Jingle Bells
Southern Hemisphere Version of Jingle bells
I realize everyone has heard Jose Feliciano sing Feliz Navidad, it’s one of my favorites too!
- From the Archives: Anon No More: (brothersjuddblog.com)
- I’m dreaming of a warm Christmas, not a white one | Chloe Angyal (theguardian.com)
- Be merry and all that (myfiveromances.wordpress.com)
- White sand Australia’s answer to white Christmas (dailytelegraph.com.au)
- ‘Everythings upside down in the southern hemisphere’ (meggalwaysaimhigh.wordpress.com)