American Christmas in Australia

American Christmas in Australia

Celebrating American Christmas in Australia

Despite the absence of snow and the fact it is middle of summer when we have our Christmas in Australia, what makes American Christmas so different? I don’t think it is that different: it’s celebrated on 25th December, we listen to the same music, we give presents, Santa and his reindeer come and visit the good children and we put up Christmas trees and decorations.

Well there are a few subtle differences and one that I wish we have more of in Australia is Christmas themed food. I know we have some but I want more than just red and green M&Ms and Bundaberg Spiced Ginger Beer.  And cooler weather to wear ugly Christmas sweaters. And Hallmark Christmas Movies on a dedicated channel or app.  Well we get Hallmark Christmas Movies, but we don’t get the 24/7 Hallmark Christmas movies from October that is available in America. I have a whole list of Hallmark Movies in Australia here and Hallmark ‘Like’ Movies here if you’re interested.

Thankfully some of the amazing businesses that sell American candy, treats and groceries have some Christmas themed food available. This is what I have found so far:

Where to Buy American Christmas Themed Food

Aussie Convenience Store and American Candy Store

on instagram: instagram.com/aussieconvenience

and online: americancandystore.com.au

  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate – Build a Santa
  • Hershey’s Sugar Cookie 
  • Reese’s Snowman
  • Reese’s Pieces Reindeer
  • Reese’s White Christmas Trees
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Mystery Shapes
  • Hershey’s 3 pound chocolate bar – gift boxed
  • Hershey’s 1 pound chocolate bar
  • Sour Patch Kids themed box
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Mystery Shapes
  • Peeps Gingerbread Men
  • Peeps Peppermint Bark delight
  • Hershey’s Cherry Cordial Kisses
  • Hershey’s Sugar Cookie Kisses
  • Hershey’s Almond Kisses
  • York Peppermint Patties Snowflakes
  • Twizzler Christmas themed pull n peel
  • Jolly Rancher Gummies Holiday Original Flavours
  • Rolo filled Candy Cane 
  • Trolli Sour Bite Trees
  • Fruity Pebbles Cereal n Candy Snowman
  • Kit Kate Christmas Edition

Bruce Super Convenience

website: brucesuper.com.au

  • Oreo Joy
  • White Fudge Covered Oreo
  • Peeps Marshmallow Gingerbread Men
  • Peeps Marshmallow Delights Double Hot Chocolate 
  • Peeps Marshmallow Snowmen
  • Peeps Marshmallow Delights Peppermint Bark 
  • Hershey’s Sugar Cookie Bar
  • New York Dark Chocolate Covered Peppermint Patties
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Build-A Santa Block
  • Twizzlers Xmas Pull ‘n n Peel Candy
  • Whoppers Snowballs – Malted Milk Balls covered in Vanilla Flavored Creme

I Luv Lollies

website: iluvlollies.com.au

  • Peeps Snowmen
  • Whoppers Snowballs
  • Peeps Gingerbread Men
  • Peeps Delights Double Hot Chocolate
  • Peeps Delights Peppermint Bark 
  • Mike and Ike Christmas Mix
  • Hershey’s Sugar Cookie Bar
  • Jolly Rancher Gummies Holiday Original Flavours
  • Hershey’s Holiday Milk Chocolate Build-A-Santa

Lollies 'N Stuff

website: lolliesnstuff.com.au

  • Kit Kat Christmas Crisp Wafers
  • Hershey’s Candy Cane Chocolate Kisses in candy cane
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Mint Flavour Candy Cane
  • Hershey’s Kisses Candy Cane Bag
  • Hershey’s Kisses Caramel Filled , Red and green wrapped 
  • Hershey’s Kisses Cherry Cordial Bag
  • Hershey’s Kisses Hot Cocoa Bag
  • Hershey’s Kisses Christmas Sugar Cookie Bag
  • Hershey’s Kisses Peppermint Bark Bells Bag
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Build a Santa Bar
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Kisses Candy Cane
  • Hershey’s Seasons Greetings 3 point Chocolate 
  • Elf Christmas Mug and Spoon Set
  • Flipz Christmas Candy Cane Covered Pretzels Festive Shapes
  • Flipz Christmas Milk Chocolate Covered Pretzels Festive Shapes
  • Peeps Snowmen
  • Peeps Stockings
  • Peeps Gingerbread
  • Peeps Christmas Trees
  • Peeps Marshmallow Christmas Delights Peppermint Flavour
  • Oreo Milkshake Gift Set
  • Junior Mints Mini Christmas Pack
  • Pez Candy and Dispenser Christmas

 

USA Candy Factory

website: usacandyfactory.com.au

  • Peeps Marshmallow Gingerbread Men
  • Hershey’s Mint Truffle Kisses
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Snowman
  • Hershey Kisses Grinch Milk Chocolate
  • Jolly Rancher Candy Canes 
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Mint Candy Canes
  • Warheads Super Sour Wild Berry Candy Canes
  • Twizzlers Pull n Peel Christmas King Size
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Build-A-Santa
  • Mike and Ike Merry Mix
  • Hershey Kisses Sugar Cookie
  • Hershey Kisses Grinch Milk Chocolate
  • Hershey’s Sugar Cookie White Chocolate Cookie Bar
  • Jolly Rancher Gummies 
  • Whoopers Snowballs
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Snowman
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate 3 pound bar
  • Hershey Kisses Cherry Cordial
  • Peeps Delights Double Milk Chocolate
  • Peeps Marshmallow Gingerbread Men
  • Peeps Marshmallow Snowmen
  • Reese’s Pieces Christmas Edition Theatre Box

The Candy Crew

website: thecandycrew.com.au

  • Hershey Sugar Cookie Bar
  • Hershey Kisses Santa Hats
  • Peeps Gingerbread Men 3 pack
  • Peeps Snowman 6 pack
  • Twizzler Christmas King Size Pull n Peel
  • Reese’s Mystery Shapes
  • Mike and Ike Merry Mix
  • Trolli Candy Canes
  • Nerds Candy Canes
  • Flipz Candy Canes

Funworks

website: funworks.com.au

  • Hershey’s Christmas Kisses Sugar Cookie
  • Flipz Gingerbread Christmas Edition 
  • Reese’s White Tree
  • Reese’s Pieces Christmas Theatre Box
  • Peeps Christmas Tree 3 pack
  • Milk Duds Christmas
  • Hershey Christmas Sugar Cookie Bar
  • Junior Mints Mini Christmas Edition
  • Reese’s Ugly Christmas Sweater
  • Tootsie Bunch Pops Christmas
  • Mike and Ike Christmas Bauble
  • Twizzlers Pull ‘n’ Peel Christmas
  • Swedish Fish Candy Canes
  • Sweetart & Nerds Gingerbread House
  • Hershey Cookies and Cream Build a Snowman
  • Hershey Kisses Candy Cane
  • Peeps Stockings 6 pack

USA Foods

website: usainoz.com

  • Fluffy Stuff Snow Balls Cotton Candy
  • Red Vines Christmas Original Twists Tray
  • Dubble Bubble Christmas Gumball Milk Carton
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Trees 6 pack
  • Hershey’s Xmas Kisses Sugar Cookie
  • Xmas Reese’s Peanut Butter 6 pack
  • Mike & Ike Merry Mix Theatre Box
  • Mentos Rolls Candy Cane

Joys De'Lights

website: joysdelights.com.au

  • Hershey’s Mint Truffle Kisses
  • Peeps Christmas Tree
  • Hershey’s Kisses Candy Cane
  • Peeps Snowmen
  • Peeps Stockings
  • Peeps Gingerbread Marshmallow
  • Reese’s Snowman
  • Reese’s Christmas Trees stuffed with pieces
  • Hershey’s Cookies and Cream build a snowman
  • Junior Mints Christmas Edition

Mr. Fancy Candy

website: fancycandy.com.au

  • Hershey’s Sugar Cookie
  • Fruity Pebbles Snowman
  • Mike and Ike Merry Mix
  • Sour Punch Trees
  • Knitted Sweater Assorted Christmas Edition
  • Flipz Candy Cane
  • Jolly Rancher Candy Canes
  • Twizzlers Pull n Peel
  • Sour Punch Santa Straws
  • Sour Punch Arctic Straws
  • Sweetarts Candy Canes

Scoops and Candy

website: scoopsandcandy.co

  • Mike and Ikes Merry Mix
  • Hershey’s Sugar Cookie Bar
  • Frankford Xmas mug and spoon set
  • Trolli Sour Brite Trees
  • Wonka Gobstopper Snowballs
  • Hershey’s Kisses Mint Truffles
  • Frosty Nerds
  • Peeps Gingerbread Marsmallows
  • Nerds Candy Canes
  • Trolli Candy Canes
Starbucks Holiday Blend Capsules
Christmas Marshmallows
Christmas Lollies

Supermarkets/Grocery Stores: Woolworths, Coles, IGA

  • Oak Milk Gingerbread Flavour
  • Cadbury Marshmallow Santa
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Baubles
  • Cadbury Caramilk Baubles
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Caramello Baubles
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Peppermint Baubles
  • Cadbury Magical Elves
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate Santa
  • Sweet William Chocolate Santas
  • Kit Kat Santa Chocolate
  • Violet Crumble Santa
  • Malteaser Reindeer
  • Kinder Christmas Figurines 3 pack
  • M&M’s Red & Green Share Bag
  • Nestle Smarties Santa Tree Decorations
  • Christmas Printed Chocolate Coins
  • Coles Christmas Figures Belgian Chocolate  – available at Coles
  • Candy Canes
  • Lindt Christmas Collection Medley
  • Lindt Santa Bag
  • Greens Gingerbread Cookie Mix
  • Chobani Santa’s Milk and Cookies Flip – available only at Woolworths
  • Chobani Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread Pouch – only available at Woolworths
  • Chobani Elf’s Mince Pie Pot – only available at Woolworths
  • Starbucks Holiday Blend Nepresso Pods
  • Pauls Original Egg Nog
  • Pauls Bundaberg Rum Egg Nog 
  • Pauls Baileys Inspired Egg Nog
  • Ingham’s Christmas Turkey Nuggets
  • Woolworths Santa Marshmallows – available at Woolworths
  • Woolworths Santa’s Party Mix – available at Woolworths
  • Pascall Merry Mix-Mas Christmas Lollies
  • Chupa Chups Candy Cane Lollipops
  • Universal Candy Pez Christmas Figures
  • Walkers Shortbread Festive Shapes
  • Coles Bakery Butter Shortbread – available at Coles
  • Coles Bakery Gingerbread – available at Coles
  • Coles Festive Shaped Chocolate Dipped Biscuits
  • Coles Christmas Festive Gingerbread Ice Cream in a tub and on sticks – available at Coles
  • Darrell Lea Milk Chocolate Christmas Pudding
  • Lindt Lindor Peppermint Cookie
  • Lindt Lindor White Peppermint

Costco Australia

  • Welch’s Christmas Shaped Fruit Shapes
  • Holiday Cookie Platter
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • Antipasto Platter Christmas Edition

Williams Sonoma Australia

website: williams-sonoma.com.au

  • Original Peppermint Bark
  • Peppermint Cremes
  • Festive Peanut Brittle
  • Classic Hot Chocolate
  • S’mores
  • Polar Bear Syrup
  • Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
  • Sticky Paws
  • Handcrafted Toffee
  • Peppermint Bark Paws
  • Peppermint Bark Pretzels
  • Handcrafted Toffee with Sea Salt

Krispy Kreme

Donut King

  • Christmas Donuts: Santa, White and Choc Mistletoe, Red and Green Elf, Mr Grouch, Reindeer and Christmas Tree

Cashmere Syrups

website: cashmeresyrups.com.au

  • Gingerbread Coffee Syrup
  • Peppermint Coffee Syrup

Ugly Christmas Sweater Parties

Anyone can throw an Ugly Christmas Sweater party. There is no blueprint that you must follow. Except one thing – you have to wear an Ugly Christmas Sweater. Hard to do in Australia when it is 30+ degrees Celsius outside.  But there are some places in Australia that sell Ugly Christmas Sweaters – or Jumpers so crank up that air conditioning and have a party!

  • Christmas Jumpers – as the name suggests, they sell Christmas Jumpers and yes they are ugly! They also sell Christmas PJs, T-Shirts, Blankets, Socks, Books and Santa Sacks. Available online. 
  • Ugly Christmas Sweaters – an online store with a big range of Ugly Christmas Sweaters. 
  • Amazon Australia – they have a range of Christmas Sweaters. Alot of them are from USA so be mindful if ordering these to allow plenty of time for shipping. 
  • Boohoo – have some Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Online only.
  • Vegemite – yes that’s right, Vegemite have released as version of an Ugly Christmas Sweater. Something different. Online only.
  • Sporting House  – AFL teams themed Ugly Christmas Sweater found here online and in store in Melbourne. 
  • The AFL Store – another place to find the AFL Ugly Christmas Sweaters, online or in store. 
  • Ugly Xmas Rashie – an unique twist on the Ugly Christmas Sweater, the Ugly Xmas Rashie. Now you can have an Ugly Xmas Rashie pool party. Perfect for our hot Christmas season. Online only.

Family Christmas PJs

Matching family Christmas PJs are becoming easier to find. Here are where I’ve spotted them in Australia. I’ve included where to get Christmas PJs, not necessarily matching but still festive.

  • Peter Alexander – a couple of different ranges of matching PJs including something for the fur baby of the family.
  • Kmart – have a range of Christmas PJs for parents and kids. Not matching for the family.
  • Big W – have matching Family PJs! Quite a good range. There is Bluey,  Mickey, Grinch and another couple of different designs. 
  • Target  – one range of matching PJs available. 
  • Cotton On – have Christmas PJs available.
  • Best and Less – have matching Family Christmas PJs available including Elf and Grinch
  • Next – have a range of Christmas PJs for the family
  • Amazon Australia – there is quite a big range of matching Family PJs. Most will be coming from USA so factor that in your decision. 
  • Peggy Road– Delightful Family matching Christmas PJs – taking pre-orders now. 

Elf on the Shelf

Elf on the Shelf did originate in the US but is known the world over including here in Australia. Here is where you can get the Elf and accessories. I’ve only included the actual original Elf but many other stores sell off brands. (Including Elves Behavin’ Badly which is actually a company from UK)

  • Elf on The Shelf – the company behind it has the Elf, the new Elf pets, games and accessories.
  • Christmas Elves – a decent range of Elves and accessories – online and in store.
  • Little Advent Boxes – Elves and accessories available here. Available online.
  • Kmart – have the original Elf and some accessories. 
  • Amazon Australia – has Elf and accessories available. Some of it comes from the USA so bear that in mind with shipping.
  • Coles – have the original Elf in store for purchase.

Disney

Disney has amazing Christmas items and this year we are lucky enough to have some options on where to buy Disney Christmas themed products. I am really impressed with the different items available and be sure to be quick to purchase these and I think they’ll go super fast. 

  • Coles – Coles has the goods this Christmas. They have Disney themed Hallmark Collectables, Disney Christmas dinnerware and table decorations. 
  • Target – Target has really upped the Disney game this Christmas. They have a Disney tree skirt available, decorations, stockings, advent calendar, wrapping paper, plush toys and t-shirts.
  • Kmart – Kmart has a range of Disney Christmas items available like plates, glasses, mugs, wrapping paper, decorations and Advent calendar.
  • Big W – Big W has Disney Christmas activity books, decorations, snow globe, bags, wrapping paper, decorations including a Mickey tree topper, t-shirts and PJs.
  • Woolworths – Woolworths have Disney Christmas decorations, mugs, photo frames, snow globes, bon bons, cookie jars, tea towels, Advent calendars, plates and a cushion. 
Red Truck Soap
Red Truck Frame
Red Truck Spatula
Red Truck Soap Dispenser
Red Truck Picture
Red Truck Canister

Examples of Red Truck items from TK Maxx Australia

Red Trucks

I am obsessed with the red trucks that is everywhere in the States around Christmas time. I am glad that they have made more of an appearance here in Australia over the past couple of years. They are easier to find here nowadays.

  • TK Maxx – Hands down TK Maxx is the best place to get American inspired decorations including red trucks. They also have christmas themed bedding. 
  • Myer – they have a few red truck decorations 
  • Amazon Australia – have a few red truck items, this Lego set which looks cool and this decor sign which is sweet.
  • Kmart – they have a few different red truck decorations as well as wintery type decorations and for a great price. 
  • Target – have a few decorations

I have a Winter Christmas Scene printable that features a red truck that I created over on etsy if you’d like to take a look. Just click here to head to etsy. I also have a few other printables available.

Written by Janelle in October 2021 – updated December 2021

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