40 Reasons Why A Summer Christmas Is Better Than A Winter Christmas

By Ben Tyres
21st Dec 2016

As much as I love watching Christmas movies, and as iconic as Love Actually is in the Australian psyche, winter Christmases aren’t all fairy lights and Rodrigo Santoro.

Think blizzards that snow in all your plans, a nose that never stops running, and so many layers of clothes you won’t stop making jokes about Shrek and onions.

Just in case you needed some convincing, here are 40 reasons why a summer Christmas is better than a winter Christmas:

1. The weather is relatively bearable (the word relatively is there for a reason)
2. You won’t lose any of your toes to frostbite.
3. No ugly jumpers!
4. Just less clothing in general
5. No dry, tasteless turkey
6. No cranberry sauce that has been in the fridge since November 2014.
7. Zoopa Doopas
8. Any form of ice cream
9. People dressed as Santa on the beach (most likely a red speedo and a Christmas hat)
10. The best BBQ of the year
11. Pool parties
12. Poolside cocktails
13. Literally anything in or near a pool
14. No eggnog
15. Fresh seafood
16. Fruit platters
17. Carols by Candlelight
18. Lisa Wilkinson wishes you a Merry Christmas
19. Showing up to your Christmas party in shorts
20. Watching all your co-workers get trashed at the Christmas party because it’s too hot not to drink
21. Not spilling alcohol on your trousers because you’re wearing shorts
22. Sunglasses to cover up a festive hangover are proportionately less awkward in summer than winter
23. Backyard cricket games
24. Frozé with Christmas lunch
25. Air conditioning in shopping centres on Boxing Day
26. Rooftop bars with Christmas lights
27. We don’t call prawns shrimp, and we eat them fresh—like the cultured people that we are
28. We slog way too much beer and end up hammered—like the uncultured people that we are
29. Everyone ups their salad game and competes at Christmas lunch
30. Tim Tams that are almost inedible because they’ve melted (almost)
31. Trifle
32. Watching winter Christmas movies in 35 degree heat
33. The beach
35. Christmas-themed swimwear
36. Dogs in Christmas hats at the beach riding lil’ cute surfboards (I’ve seen it - or dreamt it)
37. Watching Christmas movies in outdoor cinemas
38. Myer Christmas Windows
39. Christmas-themed markets that you won’t freeze in
40. Ice-skating because it’s hilariously ironic

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