We're only one sleep away from The Big Day, but if you're having any reservations about your Christmas going off with a bang, why not take some advice from Parkway Drive's Winston McCall and do Xmas Aussie Style?
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Tip 1: Crack out the barbecue!
"You've got to have a barbecue if you're going to do Christmas Aussie style! I like to run the barbecue, but my older relatives usually kick me off and take over! I end up just cooking the onions but I'm fine with that! I'm vegetarian, and so is my fiancé, so we grill loads of veggie sausages, burgers the whole works. Our relatives like to to bring their own meat. Just chuck it all on the barbie and make sure you have plenty of salad and a shit load of watermelon!"
Tip 2: Hit the beach!
"December is Australian summer so it's fucking hot! You have to be at the beach unless you're crazy. You can barbecue at the beach too - do that for bonus points. There's a beach near my house, so we'll hang out at ours in the morning and swim in the pool and stuff. In the afternoon we head to the beach. Sometimes I'll have a Santa hat on and the whole works, but it's insanely hot - you just spend Christmas Day sweating and hanging out with other people. Tropical Christmas!"
Tip 3: Turn the TV off!
"I know you Brits are big telly watchers on Christmas, probably because it's freezing so you can't go outside, but it's way more fun when the TV is off and your family is together. You don't have to worry about a screen for one day of the year! Just turn off the telly, ignore your phone and just unplug. I don't tend to speak to my bandmates on Christmas Day; I see enough of them as it is and we all have our own families to hang out with!"
Tip 4: Plan some activities!
"You need some games to play. They don't even have to be good games, just something to occupy the youngsters that want to tear around trashing everything and stop the old people from telling you stories that never end! Beach cricket, Monopoly, whatever! I like to go surfing; it's like a weird tradition that no matter what the conditions the surf is always amazing on Christmas Day in Byron Bay."
Tip 5: Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes!
"Any kind of potatoes! Every kind of potatoes! Barbecue them, roast them, whatever. They're the best part of Christmas, and in Aus you'll get crucified if you don't have them! My favourite are the sliced ones, with cream on, then baked. The first year I did Christmas for my family, I didn't have potatoes and my dad got up and left and went all the way back to his house, made potato soup and drove all the way back. He totally undermined my attempt at Christmas dinner, so let that be a lesson to you: always have potatoes at an Aussie Christmas!"