From the recording A Queensland Carol

Lyrics

The roast is in the oven, prawns are in the fridge
Mum’s out late night shopping, Dad is playing with the kids
Santa’s being tracked on the nightly news
It’s Christmas time in Queensland and I’m glad that I’m with you

Somewhere a fire’s burning, somewhere rain is belting down
A cyclones forming off the coast, let’s hope it goes around
The fans are spinning fast, but there’s not much they can do
It’s Christmas time in Queensland and I’m glad that I’m with you

There’s long drives up the road to greet rellies with a kiss
There’s long talks on the phone to loved ones greatly missed
There’s cricket in the park and there’s knocking back a brew
It’s Christmas time in Queensland and I’m glad that I’m with you

Some celebrate the Baby’s birth, for some it’s love and peace
For some its those long gone, who are greatly missed
While prezzies and the tree are the high point so they say
Share some love around that’s what we do on Christmas Day

While some are fishing in a boat, or camping by a stream
Most are scoffing lunch, then napping with a dream
You know this land is in our hearts, across everything we do
It’s Christmas time in Queensland and I’m glad that I’m with you
(Whistle)

While carols speak of snow and sleet all scattered on the ground
I’ll wipe the sweat from my eyes and listen to the sounds
Maggies crows and cockatoos all singing up a storm
As the sun belts through my window, on the Christmas morn

As I look back at the year, it’s had its good and bad
Still everyday’s a journey, no point in being sad
It’s Christmas time in Queensland and I’m glad that I’m with you
It’s Christmas time in Queensland, I love everything we do
It’s Christmas time in Queensland and I’m glad that I’m with you