It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas across the country, as grown ups let their inner child take over.
Every family has its own unique Christmas traditions, and that extends to decorating.
The Formosa family go big on the lights and outdoor display each year. Their home in the NSW Illawarra region at Barrack Heights is festooned with bright lights and Santa figures.
Even beloved cartoons Bluey and Bingo get a look in.
The whole shebang takes a couple of days to put up, working in sections.
"Getting on the roof was crazy in the weather this year," she said.
"It took us about three days between shifts."
Tara and her husband always knew they wanted to go large for their kids' Christmases, after growing up in an area where every house went all-out with decorations.
They began collecting decorations when they first got married, and haven't stopped since, with Tara scouring the Boxing Day sales each year.
"We just get anything that takes our fancy, as well as replacements for anything that's broken," she said.
"This year was the Bluey and Bingo cut-out - the kids love it."
Their efforts have been well-rewarded, with their four kids, aged two, seven, 10 and 12, loving the magical christmas lights.
"The kids refer to the people who come to look as their customers," Tara laughed.
"They dance and hand out candy canes, it makes their Christmas!"
Australia might be a long way from Finnland, but that doesn't stop Christina Dawson having a traditional Finnish Christmas in Oak Flats in souther NSW.
A fundamental part of Finnish Christmases are the Tomte Men.
Good-hearted gnomes who care for homes and forests, many years ago some Tomte Men came across an injured reindeer in the forest - with an unusually red nose.
They took care of him, and when Santa arrived he was so impressed he asked the friendly gnomes if they wouldn't mind delivering presents each year to help him out.
The Tomte Men agreed, and always get their work done early, personally delivering presents to Finnish children each Christmas Eve.
"We always used to get a friend to dress up and deliver them each year, until one year my oldest daughter spotted him getting out of a taxi," Christina laughed.
The Tomte Men still form a major part of her Christmas decorations.
If you've spotted a squat, bearded little man with his nose just poking out the bottom of his red hat at K-Mart this year, he's not Santa - he's a Tomte Man.
Christina's decorations also take several days to complete, and include Christmas curtains, candles and a real tree.
Although her children are all grown up, a generation of grandchildren has arrived to share her traditions with.
Aylin Basoglu's family didn't celebrate Christmas growing up - but her love of all things festive season persisted.
"I'm Turkish and my family identifies as Muslim, so it's understandable," she laughed.
"But I love everything about this time of year. It's not just about the decorations - although I do love the decorations!
"It's taking the time to really enjoy the people you love best, the delicious food, and picking out thoughtful gifts.
"I love giving presents too, I love the look on people's faces when you get them something special."
She saved all her money from her first casual job at 16 for Christmas decorations, and has been adding to her collection ever since.
"One of my workmates got me my first box of baubles, which I still have," she said.
"I'm mindful of the waste associated with Christmas, so I keep everything and rotate my Christmas theme each year. This year it's a traditional red and white theme, but last year we did a beach Christmas."
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