Twas the night before Christmas; there wasn’t a sound.
Not a possum was stirring; no-one was around.
We'd left on the table some tucker and beer,
Hoping that Santa Claus soon would be here.
Christmas in the middle of an Australian summer means that Santa has to find new ways to deliver his presents. To prepare for the summer heat, Santa dons a sunhat, shorts and a pair of thongs before ditching the sleigh and reindeer in favour of some roos and a ute.
It's the classic Christmas song but not as you know it! Every line has been changed to feature Aussie animals, slang and icons. The pages are filled with sweet illustrations that help tell the story, reminding us that family and comfort are what Christmas is all about.