Thursday, December 24, 2009


I went with Kath & the kids the other night to look at the Christmas lights around here - three little munchkins sitting in the back seat of the car in their jamies with blankies & pillows. We couldn't leave until about 9.30pm though - with daylight saving it takes forever to get dark enough to enjoy them all. They really are such good kids and as we drove around Ben, Xanthe & Siobhan sang me their favourite carol from school. (Let me know if you need a translation!! LOL)

A Kiwi Jingle Bells

Dashing to the bay, in a Kombi campervan
Christmas at the beach, the family's master plan,
Dad is at the wheel, and mum is by his side
We kids are squabbling in the back as we go for a ride.

Oh, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, jingle all the way
Christmas in New Zealand on a sunny summer day
Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way
Oh what fun it is to have a kiwi holiday!

We stop off at the shop, to load the chilly bin
Hokey-pokey ice cream, soon dribbles down my chin
We jump into the van, heading for the shore
Dad fiddles with the radio, to hear the cricket score.


Soon we're at the beach, our rellies shout "G'day"
We swap our Christmas pressies, a boogie board - hooray
We change into our togs, and to the sea we run
What a joy to splash & swim, summer's so much fun!


The grown-ups call us in, they've laid us out a spread
Lunch is fish'n'chips, and cheerios in bread
L & P to drink, pavlova, pud & pie
Anzac bikkies, choccy fish, it's cracker kiwi kai!


The kids are keen to play, but the dads all want a nap
The sunscreen starts to fly, as mums go slip-slop-slap
We race out to the sand, to play a game of touch
But all the cuzzies are too slow, because they ate too much.


The barbeque heats up, the sun begins to sink
Our tea's as good as gold, we've scoffed it in a wink
It's nearly time for bed, we've had an awesome day
Celebrating Christmas time, the real New Zealand way!



Blogger Janet M said...

LOL that one sounds a little hard to learn in Chinesee so I'll have to stick to the original version.
Wishing you and Joe and very Merry Christmas.
Can you guess what we're going to listen to tonight?

5:03 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

Love to you!

12:52 PM  
Blogger karen said...

Oh, how fun!!!!!
Merry, Merry!!!!

5:00 AM  

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