Monday, 12 December 2011

Finally....'s starting to feel like Christmas!

Each year our local community holds a Celebration of Christmas event
with different fun activities for the children ending in a Christmas Carol sing along.
Once I sing a carol it starts to feel like Christmas!

Not sure what the traditionalists will think of this as a Christmas carol...but it is funny.
 I posted about the Australian version of Jingle Bells last year - read the full version here
(The men in the front are a take on The Wiggles...not the real thing!)

There were the old favourites of course and the cute little children dressed up for the nativity play.
We were also shown a video of the Christmas story- it is one of the funniest things I've watched.
Here is the clip - dare you not to laugh!

Sibs and her cousin found the craft tables and patiently made some fairy angels.

They had great fun with the farmyard animals and this little piggy was so comfortable that it fell asleep.

Some energy was exerted trying to get as far as they could whilst harnessed to the back of this device.
I love the concentration  in the middle shot .

Then we had an ice lolly for the walk home under the stars.

This week we are making the most of the fact that school is finished.
Tomorrow morning we're off for an early breakfast in the city and then for a wander around South Bank.
There will be play days and sleep overs with friends, some Christmas baking and crafting,
some swimming and chilling at home.

Christmas in Australia...

6 Comments and thoughts:

  1. Looks like a good time was had by all!

    I'm still waiting for the "feel". It's just not quite the same here is it? The tree is up and we've decorated the Mr's car but can't believe it's only 2 weeks to go.

  2. Priceless Beth !! All sounds lovely. Had a sprinkling of snow but now back to really high winds and lashing rain, not very festive but trees are up and winter pimm's already been sampled, so getting in the mood, Josh very excited, will b lovely this year. Enjoy xx Wend

  3. wnaethon nhw chwarae'r dvd yn yr eglwys wythnos diwetha' mae e'n gret ond yw e :) Ni'n disgwyl mlan i gwpla dydd Gwener, ni'n worn out. Joiwch y brec xxx

  4. I would not mind trying Christmas Australian style sometime. :)

  5. What a wonderful fun post feeling the joy of Christmas here, such a special happy time of year. hope you have a great day my friend.

    Always Wendy

  6. I love the magical vibe of Christmas events like this, they always have such a feeling of community spirit about them :)