Christmas in Oz: A Primer

Myer, a big department store chain in Australia, is now featuring a TV ad to get us all in the mood for Christmas shopping.  Unfortunately, I couldn't find the ad to show you here, but I did find similar images in the new Myer Christmas catalogue.  Keep in mind that this will be our first Christmas south of the equator, so I am quite eager to learn the local customs.

First, one gathers all the pretty blue ornaments to decorate the tree...on the beach:
Then, apparently, the former Miss Universe, Jennifer Hawkins, delivers the presents.  I like this custom!
 All the pretty kids then gather at their special kiddie Christmas table on the beach:
Meanwhile, the adults drink a nice Aussie wine while bathing in the sun:  
I think I'm going to like Christmas here...