Christmas in Australia
Courtesy of David R.
Twas the night before Christmas, In Australia you know,
Way down on the beach, without any snow.
Asleep in their beach hut, were Bud and Sue,
A dreaming of Christmas, like me and like you.
Not stockings but jetskis, at the foot of their beds,
For this was Australia, What more need be said?
When all of a sudden from out the still night,
There came such a ruckus, it gave me a fright!
And I saw 'cross the sand dunes, like the shot from a gun,
A loaded up ute, Come on at a run.
The driver was shouting as he left the road,
And the Heelers were sitting on top of the load.
"Come on there Blue, Dfor, and Dog, hold on tight,
There'll be plenty of travelin' for you-all tonight....
The driver in his bathers, and a towel that was red,
Had a bright red sun hat on the top of his head.
As he stepped from the ute, he was really a sight,
with his beard so curly and white.
As he burst in the beach hut, the children awoke,
And both so astonished, that neither one spoke.
And he filled up their jet skis with such presents galore,
That neither could think of a single thing more.
When Bud recovered the use of his jaws,
He asked in a whisper "Are you really Santa Claus?"
"Am I the real Santa? Well, what do you think?
And he smiled as he gave his mysterious wink.
Then he left in his ute, and called back in slang,
g'day CHILDREN OF Ausie-MERRY CHRISTMAS cooee!
ute. = Short for utility vehicle: known in USA as pick up
Heelers = Blue heeler dogs
Blue, Dfor & Dog = common dog names
G'day = hello how are you today? keeping well I hope! I'll catch up with you later. (saves a lot of energy talking)
Cooee = used to call out to attract the attention of some one usually used in the bush