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16The past two to three weeks have been really busy time for households. They were unpacking boxes, scaling ladders, unrolling lights and inflating large objects. All of it to get ready for Christmas.

Many drive out of their houses after dinner. In every suburb most houses are beautifully lit up. Illuminated Christmas villages are created in their gardens. On top of the roofs are numerous decorations. Those with lot of space display huge inflated Santa Clauses. Some use snow machines to create the mood.

A grandfather was quoted in a Sydney suburb newspaper saying how he started with a few lights for his three children 25 years ago. Every year the number of lights increased. To this day he continues the tradition – now for the grandchildren.

In some houses donation boxes are set up at the entrance, Funds are collected for charities. One house owner said he collected $2000 in four years for the Leukaemia Foundation. Another had collected over $45,000 in 10 years. All for a good cause.

Large crowds have been gathering to hear and sing Christmas carols. Singing goes on late into the night.

Main streets in the towns have curtains of lights above them linked to music, delighting the crowds who hover about.


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