Unlike our friends in the Northern Hemisphere, we can’t live out the movie dreams of the fam gathered around the tree in matching, ugly Christmas sweaters. Instead, we do it much cooler, in more ways than one.

Bomb dives in the pool, beach cricket and a BBQ – that’s an Australian Christmas and it’s never looked so ugly yet iconic.

For its fifth year, the Ugly Xmas Rashie is back for another party season while playing it sun-safe. Featuring rainbow lorikeets in a green colourway and more, you’ll be riding the big ones, avoiding the harsh rays and looking oh-so-good. Shakkas.

 

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As the land down under, Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world with UV radiation responsible for 95 percent of cancerous melanomas. If that doesn’t scare your socks off, we’re not sure what will.

 

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The rashie is an essential for any beach or pool play day for both adults and kids, so why not get merry with it? With the new range unveiled just in time for summer’s silly season, swimming has never looked so good. Choose from the koala, kangaroo or cockatoo prints, or rep the latest lorikeet look. If you’re more of a bicycle boy (or gal) than a beach bum, check out their cycling jerseys, too! Have some overseas relatives visiting for Christmas? They make great souvenir Christmas gifts!

 

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What’s more is not only will you look good, you’ll feel good too. With the help of funds and awareness generated by the Ugly Xmas Rashie, Cancer Council Queensland is leading the charge in world-class skin cancer research to help save lives.

Play it safe this summer and be merry, friends.

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