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Caroling by the Campfire: A Playlist for Your Christmas Camping Trip

Category: News, Date: 8 December 2023

G’day, fellow adventurers! As we gear up for the festive season, it’s time to add a touch of merriment to your Christmas camping trip.

Picture this: a crackling campfire, twinkling stars above, and the sounds of your favourite Christmas tunes filling the air.

We’re curating the ultimate playlist to accompany your holiday celebrations under the Southern Cross. Get ready for a musical journey that will have you carolling by the campfire in true Aussie style.

  1. “Santa Wear Your Shorts” by Hi-5:
    • For a bit of family-friendly fun, include this playful song by Hi-5. It’s a lively and energetic tune that’ll have everyone, young and old, tapping their feet and joining in the festive cheer.
  2. “White Wine in the Sun” by Tim Minchin:
    • Tim Minchin’s beautiful and humorous ode to an Aussie Christmas is a must-add to your playlist. With poignant lyrics and a touching melody, this song reflects on the warmth and love that define the holiday season.
  3. “Christmas Photo” by John Williamson:
    • John Williamson, an Australian country music legend, brings his signature style to Christmas with “Christmas Photo.” This heartwarming song captures the essence of celebrating the holidays in the vast and diverse landscapes of Australia.
  4. “Deck the Shed with Bits of Wattle” by Bucko & Champs:
    • Inject some humor into your Christmas celebration with this Aussie parody of the classic “Deck the Halls.” Bucko & Champs bring a uniquely Down Under flavor to the holiday season that’ll leave you chuckling around the campfire.
  5. “Christmas Where the Gum Trees Grow” by Val Doonican:
    • Take a musical journey through the Australian bush with this iconic song by Val Doonican. The soothing melody and evocative lyrics paint a picturesque scene of Christmas surrounded by native flora and fauna.
  6. “Aussie Jingle Bells” by Colin Buchanan:
    • No Christmas camping playlist is complete without the Australian rendition of “Jingle Bells.” Colin Buchanan’s adaptation adds a dash of Aussie humor and a lot of festive spirit to this holiday classic.
  7. Jingle Bell Rock” by Brian Cadd: Give the classic “Jingle Bell Rock” an Aussie twist with Brian Cadd’s lively rendition. It’s perfect for adding a bit of rock and roll to your campfire festivities.
  8. “Christmas in Australia” by Shane Nicholson:
    • Shane Nicholson’s soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics in “Christmas in Australia” capture the emotions and experiences of celebrating the festive season in the land Down Under.
  9. “Aussie Christmas Carol” by The Barking Dogs:
    • If you’re looking for a fun and upbeat carol with a dash of humor, The Barking Dogs deliver with “Aussie Christmas Carol.” Get ready for some laughter around the fire.
  10. “Christmas on the Station” by Lee Kernaghan:
    • Take a journey to the Australian outback with Lee Kernaghan’s “Christmas on the Station.” This country-inspired tune paints a vivid picture of rural Christmas celebrations.
  11. “Santa Claus Is Going Surfing” by Alex “The Kid” Martin:Embrace the laid-back Aussie lifestyle with this surf-rock rendition of a Christmas classic. “Santa Claus Is Going Surfing” by Alex “The Kid” Martin adds a cool vibe to your holiday playlist.
  12. “How to Make Gravy” by Paul Kelly:
    • Paul Kelly makes a second appearance on the list with “How to Make Gravy,” a poignant song that tells a unique Christmas story. Its narrative style and folk-rock sound make it a standout track.
  13. “Aussie Jingle Bells” by The Aussie Bush Band:
    • Another interpretation of the classic tune, this version by The Aussie Bush Band offers a lively and spirited take on “Jingle Bells” with an unmistakable Aussie flavor.
  14. “Christmas in the Scrub” by Bucko & Champs:
    • Bucko & Champs return with “Christmas in the Scrub,” a humorous song that paints a humorous picture of an Aussie Christmas in the bush.
  15. “The Aussie 12 Days of Christmas” by Colin Buchanan:
    • Colin Buchanan brings a playful and entertaining twist to the traditional “12 Days of Christmas” with this Aussie rendition. Sing along and enjoy the festive spirit.
  16. “Christmas Time” by David Campbell:
    • Infuse your playlist with some swing and jazz with David Campbell’s “Christmas Time.” This track adds a touch of sophistication to your campfire celebration.
  17. “Aussie Christmas with Bucko & Champs” by John Williamson:
    • John Williamson collaborates with Bucko & Champs in this festive medley that combines several Christmas classics with a distinctly Australian flavor.
  18. “Christmas Photo” by Felicity Urquhart:
    • Enjoy a different take on “Christmas Photo” with Felicity Urquhart’s rendition. Her soulful voice brings a fresh perspective to this heartwarming song.

With these additional tracks, your Christmas camping playlist is sure to keep the festive vibes alive and well around the campfire. So, crank up the volume, sing along, and make this holiday season one to remember on the open road!


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