As far as 'trimming the tree" goes, I'm pretty sure that most Aussies use a fake tree, though there are a few Christmas tree farms within a reasonable drive of Melbourne that will set you back about $100 for a tree. I actually think that the risk of fire, due to the climate being so dry, is a deterrent for having a real tree in the house.
|Our "tree" last year...if you can find the actual tree in the picture!|
|Pavlova, or "pav", a summer/Christmas tradition in Oz. This one was made by my dear friend Ellise.|
|Christmas greetings projected on Melbourne's Town Hall last year.|