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

Bruce Super Convenience


  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Trees
  • Fluffy Stuff
  • Hershey’s Sugar Cookie Bar
  • Hershey’s Kisses Mint Truffle 
  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • Air Head Gingerbread House Kit

I Luv Lollies


  • Fluffy Stuff North Pole
  • Reese’s Milk Chocolate Giant Peanut Butter Bar
  • Hershey’s Giant Kiss
  • Giant Hershey’s Cookies and Cream Bar
  • King size Reese’s Christmas Tree
  • Peeps Marshmallow Snowmen

Lollies 'N Stuff


  • Oreo Christmas Milk Shake Set
  • Kit Kat Christmas Crisp Wafers in Milk Chocolate
  • Peeps Marshmallow Stocking
  • Peeps Marshmallow Snowmen
  • Reese’s Christmas Pieces 
  • Sweet Tarts Candy Canes

USA Candy Factory


  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Christmas Trees
  • Peeps Marshmallo Snowman
  • Christmas Marsmallow Pop – Elf on the Shelf
  • Bobs JUMBO Candy Cane



  • Reese’s White Christmas Tree
  • Oreo Assortment Christmas Tin
  • Reese’s Pieces Christmas Threatre
  • Hershey’s Christmas Kisses Almond
  • Jolly Rancher Christmas Gummies
  • Peeps Christmas Trees
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Mint Candy Canes
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Bomb
  • Jolly Rancher Candy Cane
  • Nerds Candy Canes
  • Peeps Stockings
  • Reese’s Snowman
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Bomb

USA Foods


  • Hershey’s Christmas Chocolate Mint Candy Canes
  • Peeps Marshmallows Christmas Stockings
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Trees 6 pack
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Cocoa Bomb with Mini Marshmallows

Joys De'Lights


  • Hershey’s 3 pound Chocolate Bar
  • Reese’s Giant Peanut Butter Cups
  • Peeps Marshmallow Trees
  • Jolly Rancher Christmas Gummies
  • Hershey’s Christmas Kisses Almond
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with Cinnamon Hot Chocolate Bomb
  • Hershey’s Milk Chocolate with mini marshmallows Hot Chocolate Bomb
  • Reese’s White Christmas Trees
  • Jolly Rancher Candy Canes
  • Reese[‘s Pieces Christmas Theater
  • Peeps Marshmallow Stockings
  • Nerd’s Candy Canes
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Mint Candy Canes
  • Hershey’s Kisses Hot Cocoa 
  • Hershey’s Kisses Mint Truffles
  • Oreo Assortment Christmas Tin
  • Friends Hot Chocolate with Salted Caramel 
  • Friends Hot Chocolate with Marshamallows
  • Friends Hot Chocolate with Cookies Tin
  • Wonka Nerds Rope Holiday
Starbucks Holiday Blend Capsules
Christmas Marshmallows
Christmas Lollies

Supermarkets/Grocery Stores: Woolworths, Coles, IGA

  • Oak Choc Mint Flavoured Milk
  • 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
  • Kinder Christmas Figurines 3 pack
  • M&M’s Red & Green Share Bag
  • M&M’s Christmas Peanut Chocolate Red & Green Snack and Share Bag
  • Nestle Smarties Santa Tree Decorations
  • Christmas Printed Chocolate Coins
  • Cadbury Dream White Chocolate 
  • Cadbury Christmas Tree Giftbox
  • Mr. Kipling Cakes Slices
  • Coles Festive Chocolate Truffles
  • Coles Festive Christmas Cookies
  • Mr Kipling Reindeer Slice
  • Coles Festive Iced Stars
  • Coles Festive Gingerbread Biscuit Decorating Kit
  • Coles Festive Assorted Gingerbread
  • Coles Festive Salted Caramel Pudding 
  • Coles Festive Fruit Mince Pies
  • Coles Festive Matured Christmas Pudding
  • Coles Belgian Milk Chocolate Characters
  • Coles Finest Luxury Christmas Pudding 
  • Coles Festive Santa Raspberry Cheesecake
  • The Seetporium Co Choc Pud Cake Pops
  • Coles Christmas Mini Vanilla Cupcakes
  • Coles I’m Free From Christmas Pudding
  • Coles Festive Gingerbread Stars
  • Coles Festive Chocolate Pudding
  • Walkers Shortbread Mini Festive Stars
  • Candy Canes
  • Lindt Christmas Collection Medley
  • Lindt Santa Bag
  • Ferrero Rocher Cone
  • Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Christmas Tree Gift Box
  • Coles Gingerbread Vienna Sticks
  • Coles Santa Pops
  • Greens Gingerbread Cookie Mix
  • Coles Christmas Jam Filled Star Donuts
  • Allens Santa Faves
  • Pauls Original Egg Nog
  • Pauls Bundaberg Rum Egg Nog 
  • Pauls Baileys Inspired Egg Nog
  • Ingham’s Christmas Turkey Nuggets
  • Woolworths Santa Marshmallows 
  • Woolworths Santa’s Party Mix 
  • Pascall Merry Mix-Mas Christmas Lollies
  • Chupa Chups Candy Cane Lollipops
  • Universal Candy Pez Christmas Figures
  • Darrell Lea Milk Chocolate Christmas Pudding
  • Lindt Christmas Collection Bag

Costco Australia

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

Williams Sonoma Australia


  • 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


  • 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 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 2022

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