The Man in Red

Father Christmas driving his white kangaroo.

Santa Claus and Father Christmas are fully interchangeable names for the man in the red suit. With no chimney for him to climb down, how does he arrive to place all those presents under the tree? I believe he must have a master key to every modern home in Australia, and lets himself in the front door. As we still have a chimney I know he does not have a key to our door.

While in Australia he drives white kangaroo, instead of reindeer.

Cooling off during work

Father Christmas enjoys the Australian weather

In December 1999 a photographer from the Ulladulla Times newspaper caught Father Christmas stripping off for a cooling swim before continuing on his rounds. The next year he was seen by a billabong, boots and sox off, cooling his feet.

Father Christmas cools his feet in a billabong

There was an unconfirmed story that he was also seen waterskiing and wind surfing (See the 1977 postage stamp).