Like Africa, December in Australia is summertime for the locals. Here, it is quite usual to have Christmas Day well into the mid 30 degrees Celsius!
A traditional Australian Christmas dinner includes turkey, with ham and pork, and a flaming liquored Christmas plum pudding for dessert.
In the Australian gold rushes, Christmas puddings sometimes contained gold nuggets.
Australians keep with tradition today by baking a small favor is inside their Christmas puddings. Whoever finds this knows he will enjoy good luck.