The 12 Days of Christmas – Aussie Style!

Last Updated on August 20, 2019 by Red Nomad OZ

Who needs a traditional Northern Hemisphere White Christmas when we’ve got the 12 Days of Christmas Aussie Style!

In the Twelve months of this year, Australia gave to me:


Twelve Sunset Fishers


Eleven Kayaks Paddling

Tathra National Park Wildflowers Western Australia

 Ten Tathra Wildflowers


Nine Outback Sign Words



Eight Devils Marbles

Rainbow Bee-eater fights the cold in Southern Australia

Seven Rainbow Bee Eaters

Six Loo Languages



Five Mulla Mullas



Four Awestruck Travellers



Three Spoonbills


Two Swimming Whales


and a Koala in a Gum Tree!

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  1. @PDP – The best in years!! And I hope the same for you!!
    @Sallie – Thank you!! SO glad you enjoyed it – it’s always a pleasure when you drop in!!
    @Fun60 – Wow! I’m honoured!!! But this is what happens when us Aussies break with tradition!!!
    @Ken – Thank you, my friend! I’m lucky enough to be doing what I do so my dreams are already coming true! I wish the same for you and look forward to catching up in the blogosphere in 2013!!

  2. @Stewart – I couldn’t leave them out, could I?!?!
    @Gary – Hope it was as much fun to read as it was to write!
    @Iris – Haha, it’s always a pleasure reading your comments!!! All I can say is come back real soon! And I think the tip about your car colour matching the outback colours is a real winner!!! Weirdly, there are those who don’t consider a Hawaiian pack to be great cuisine – but it’s all about what you like best, isn’t it?!?! Happy New Year to you!!
    @Angela – Thank you, and I LOVED yours too!! Happy New Year!
    @Mrs Tuna – Well, at least I was WARM!!!
    @Jim – Thank you!

  3. Seriously. The.Cutest.Post. I´ve ever read! Clever and beautiful.
    And yes. Germans say “bitte” and “danke”, both. “Always” 😉
    I really need to take a pic of the loo-mini-golf-set Spouse bought.
    Never counted them, eight? Well, our car, a Nissan Patrol LWB, had their color.
    The one we had before had the color of Spinifex, both came in handy, you never saw us straight away (Hello, Night-Patrol Darwin).
    Oh, dang, how I miss travelling your place!
    Thanks for bringing back so many good memories!
    The fishermen so remind me of the old Prawn Jetty in Carnarvon.
    Can I beam over?
    Have a Hawaiian Pack at Chicken Treat (cause Spouse didn´t catch but a blowfish)? Oh, wait! Need to go see The Freshfood People for some ketchup first.
    Wow. Now I´m craving that, too. We have nothing alike (let me add Pies and Jerky to that list! Germany is culinarily a very poor country!)
    Thank you, Red.
    It´s like travelling back, reading your blog!

  4. @Seana Smith – I hope it was as much fun to read as it was to create!
    @Linley S – The original lyrics don’t really mean much to me – so I made my own Aussie version! Glad you enjoyed it!
    @Nette Cecilia – Thank you!
    @Kerri – Yes, I’d be hard pressed to pick a favourite!!
    @Hilda – Thank you! And yes, Xmas was a GREAT day for us!! Hope it was for you too!
    @Saucy Kod – There were a couple that didn’t scan too well, but that’s what poetic license is for, right????
    @Imagebloke – Thank you!
    @mick – For some reason, I didn’t have a lot of pix of 8 things – but it’s amazing what you can find if you look hard enough!!
    @Pat – Thank you!!

  5. Excellant Post Red – clever, cute Christmas Post – I have been singing along with the photos. he,he Just SWELL – looking forward to more great posts from Red Downunder in 2013. Cheers, Eh.

  6. @River – Thank you! I’ll SO do my best to fulful your wishes!!! Hope your Xmas was AWESOME!
    @Manzanita – Yes, all pix are mine!! And the flamenco thing was a total fluke – SO glad it caught you out!!! Merry Xmas!
    @Carole – Look forward to meeting up with you in blogland in 2013 too!!
    @diane b – Same to you, my friend!
    @FruitCake – I don’t really relate to Colly birds and Partridges – so I did my own version! I’m glad I’m not the only one who was satisfied with it!!! Hope your Xmas was superb!
    @VDP – Haha, sadly it’s WAAAAAY too late for the excess food & drink warning! But Xmas is all over now downunder so we can get back to normal!
    @Betty – Thank you!! Glad you enjoyed it, and look forward to catching up more often in blogland in 2013!
    @TMWH – As I look forward to relentlessly hunting it down, photographing it and showing it to you! BUT … not sure about finding a real live Yowie! Although Dr Google tells me they’ve been sighted as recently as Jun 2012!!!

  7. @eileeninmd – Thank you! Somehow, lords-a-leaping and maids-a-milking don’t quite do it for me, so I thought I’d make my own!
    @TFG – Thank you, so glad you enjoyed it! Xmas all over now downunder – hope yours was awesome too!
    @Filip – I thought there’d be more argument about the 8 Devils Marbles! Try counting the legs on the sunset/fisher/watchers – we can still only see 12!
    @Andrew – SO true! If that little branch Mr K is sitting on gave way, he wouldn’t fall down the tree because those claws would grip HARD!
    @Mark – Thank you, and the same to you!! Even though it’s all over now …
    @Robert Geiss – It’s my pleasure to show them! I hope Xmas is wonderful for you!
    @Rosi + Mike – Well, well, well, what a pleasant surprise! Fancy meeting YOU here!!! And thanx for your good wishes, all 3 had a wonderful Xmas day as we hope you did too!
    @SFlaGuy – It’s easy. They’re stuffed and stapled to the branch!!!

  8. Wonderful photographs, and I look forward to seeing more gorgeousness in 2013!

    Oh, my son’s favorite show, Finding Bigfoot, is showing an episode where they are in Oz hunting the Yowie. Should be fun!

  9. This is sooooo clever. You took all of the pictures, no doubt. Double clever. I love the lighting on the 12 day one. They shadow people look like they are about to dance Flamenco. You hooked me. Ha
    Merry Christmas

  10. There are those bee eaters again. Such a clever posting but those little birds just fascinate me. So how did you get them to pose like that?

  11. Very cute version of the 12 days of Christmas! I loved it and your photos. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Years!

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