I love this song, it makes me all teary every year when I'm missing home like hell because a northern hemisphere Christmas can only ever be a rotten-Dunedin-weather-kind-of-Christmas.
I grew up near Dunedin, on the east coast of the lower South Island - situated around 40 degrees south in latitude. We had some appalling weather some of our Christmas days.
Anyway, Tim Minchin is an Australian living in London and he wrote this song for his baby daughter. It started out amusing then startled me as he simply captured what Christmas is like in the lands downunder. My mum loved her white wine in the sun. Socks, jocks and chocolates was all Dad ever wanted for Christmas. Later it became about golf tees and golfballs.
There's so much fuss about religion this Christmas but for me, it's simply about family and spending time with people you love. Red wine in the sun would be quite fine with me, back home with my brothers and sister, my Dad and my nieces. But this year ... we are 5 here in Belgium, and that's okay too.
Anyway, a little bit of Tim ...