Merry Christmas from Oz.

Just took an impromptu walking tour of Ivanhoe, an area of Melbourne where the folks get real merry about Christmas decor, American-style. Well, kind of; it’s a good effort.

The blue-ribbon light show, in my opinion:

Aussie class…

Snowmen? Reindeer? How about a Santa-hat wearing kangaroo?

Pretending it’s winter (though, it’s a freak summer and actually feels like winter…)

Since the weather’s been so crazy here, it hasn’t been much of a Christmas-culture shock (I was expecting Santa’s elves in bikinis). So essentially we went from Israeli winter-in-hiding to Aussie not-so-summer. Upside down, indeed.