My Story Of A White Christmas In Australia
No, there is no fake foam involved in making a white Christmas in Australia in this case, and no animals were harmed in the making. Well, at least I don’t think there was anyone hurt, but if you check out the pictures here you will see that it was not the best option to be outdoors during this time on Christmas Day in 2011 in Melbourne. It was a different kind of white Christmas in Australia.
It is almost a non-existent occurrence that we get snow in Melbourne in December as this is our summer. Usually to have a white Christmas in Australia you have to buy fake snow and spray on window frost and turn up the air conditioner. (joking). Even our Christmas cards have a Santa at the beach on them in some packs.
As you can see by the pictures, my front yard was covered in hail stones that Christmas. These were not little melt-away quickly hail stones either as they were about the size of a thumb nail. I had to run out to my car and put blankets over it to make sure it did not get any hail damage and using blankets worked a treat given I don’t have under cover parking for my car.
The Christmas day started off warm in the morning but we had been told there were storms on the way. You could smell the change in the air and I love that pre-storm smell and feel to the air. In Melbourne we don’t get tornadoes or other extreme weather conditions like in some other countries, so I can enjoy that pre-storm moment knowing I am pretty safe.
One of the things I found handy, was the outdoor Christmas decoration clips. In weather conditions like this, you want your Christmas decorations to stay up if you have attached them to a fence or in your yard. Just make sure you get outdoor decorations that can also withstand more severe weather conditions as you don’t want to see Santa in someone else’s chimney!
We haven’t had a real white Christmas in Melbourne Australia since 2011 and we never really know what sort of conditions we will get each Christmas as that’s Melbourne weather for you.
I hope your white Christmas is a fun one and if it isn’t white then enjoy the sun.