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Christmas Around the World

From Finland's Santa Claus Village to Australia's Bondi Beach party, see how other countries celebrate Christmas.

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Christmas lights wish everyone a happy holiday in Sydney, Australia
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The Christmas holiday falls during Australia's summer it is popular to go camping during this time. Natives decorate their homes with trees and lights, but also display bunches of "Christmas Bush," a native Australian tree with small green leaves and cream-colored flowers that turn red in summer. In each state capital, there is a "Carols by Candlelight" service where famous performers sing holiday favorites.

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