Traditional celebration in the sun

22:28, Dec 25 2013
Elim Church
Service with a smile. Chef Jared Udy and volunteers bring a little cheer on Christmas day.
Olivia Stubbs
Olivia Stubbs and Tayler Dobbs entertain the big crowd with their wonderful singing.
Mary Hart
Merry Christmas : Mary Hart, grandmother (in blue), with her daughter Jenifer Ward and her children Kandra, 11, Krista, 5, Rosie, 4 and their cousin David Hart, 3
Stig Peters
Home away from home: A Christmas tree in front of their camper van completes the festive celebration for Danish family Stig Peters with Emil, 8, and Frida, 6, and Pia Gram Elvekjaer with Andreas, 12.
The Stanton/Clark family: Michaela, 12 and Molly, 6
Christmas Day in the shade of a tree. The Stanton and Clark families eat in the cool as temperatures reached about 28 degrees.
Amelia Craw
Happy 6th birthday Amelia Craw in a beautiful Christmas Day dress
Sage Johnson
Sage Johnson's first Christmas
Ned Neal
Christmas gift: One-month-old Ned Neal
Lincoln Fraser-Heal
Four week old Lincoln Fraser-Heal is a happy baby in his reindeer outfit.
Tamara and Casey Jayne Wylie Smith at nana's for Christmas Day, so hot they put the tent up for some shade
Photo of Tamara and Casey Jayne Wylie Smith cooling off at nana's on Christmas Day
megan craig
Megan Craig (black and white dress) with her family on Christmas day. A relaxing break from international squash tournaments
Crystal Carrick
Crystal Carrick sent us this photo of her little Christmas elf Rico-zainden Poulson. He is 6-weeks-old.

A Danish family enjoyed their traditional Christmas celebration in a Picton camping ground, complete with a Christmas tree.

Picton Top 10 camping ground owner-operator Roger Kett said the family saw him trimming trees in the playground on Christmas Eve and asked if they could have a small branch for a Christmas tree. He went one better and cut them a pine.

Pia Gram Elvekjaer said Christmas in the sunshine was a novelty for his family, more used to temperatures of 0-5 degrees Celsius at this time of the year at their home near Copenhagen.

Andreas Gram Peters, 12, said he was enjoying the camping ground's swimming pool, trampoline and table tennis table. The couple's Marlborough-style Christmas menu included Cloudy Bay pinot noir and chocolates from the Makana factory in Rapaura, near Blenheim.

Express readers sent in these photos of their Christmas day.  

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