Is your Christmas officially bogan?

From white Christmas trees to a viennetta, Australians across the country have taken to social media to nominate what they consider to be the most bogan Crimbo tradition.

The little things you do to ring in the festive season might be the very traditions that make your Christmas bogan without you even knowing it. Taking to the internet, Aussies shared what they believe to be the silent social signifiers that make one a festive bogan. They are:

Bundaberg Rum Eggnog

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carton of eggnog

Bundaberg Run Eggnog was highlighted as a possible sign of a bogan Christmas. The thick and creamy dairy drink, spiked with spicy Bundaberg Rum, is the ideal aperitif for a scorching hot Aussie Christmas day.

"Top of drunk mum's Christmas shopping list," commented one nominator. While another added: "This is so unholy".

Reindeer antlers on your car

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horns on a car

It might feel like a cute, quick and easy way to show people on the motorway that you're feeling the Christmas spirit, but Australians on social media felt that it just shows you're a bogan. As warned one commenter: "Putting reindeer antlers on your car at Christmas time is a big no-no."

Another quipped that the most bogan thing to do is "then forgetting about them'til you need to take them off to put the Aussie flags on for Australia Day." 

Sharing cliché Christmas messages on social media

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text on Christmas tree photo

The bogan-title-nominators also mentioned that, for many, it is considered extremely bogan to share a cliché Christmas saying via social media platforms. These festive perennial sayings are shared as if one were a celebrity or politician with an engaged following. 

These include: "Tis the season", "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..." and "Merry Christmas from my family to yours."

Many admitted that they were guilty of this: "Oh my god! I do this," commented one potential bogan.

"I’ve been on social media for all of ten minutes and I'm ready to delete Facebook after reading 'Merry Christmas from my family to yours' hundred times over," said one commenter. "I swear I've seen thousands of these, ya bogans," another added.

Drinking Crown Lager

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sixpack of beer

According to the population of the internet, drinking a Crown Lager stubby on Christmas day is a majorly bogan move.

Some were unashamed of there apparently bogan Christmas beer of choice: "This is me every year!"

Others noted that it is not Crown Lager consumers in general, but those who only drink it on Christmas that are bogan: "Special occasion beer."

White Christmas trees

Many of those who contributed believed that owning a white Christmas tree was one of the ultimate signs of bogan-dom. "They are especially bad when they're decorated with fake snow", wrote one commenter.

Supermarket Christmas lunch

There was a general consensus that relying on pre-made supermarket food for Christmas lunch was about as bogan as it gets.

For savouries, one commenter suggested "a pile of warm footy franks" with "a heaving saucer of tomato sauce," and another asked: "no Pizza or BBQ Shapes?"

Others nominated the favourite of all Aussie get-togethers: the "sausage roll." 

Another Australiana connoisseur wrote: "The most bogan is washing down a party pie with a Passiona!"

But what to finish the Yuletide meal? Many added that they believe the viennetta to be the most bogan dessert. "Nothing more bogan than a melted viennetta." Others argued that it was the "Woolies chocolate mud cake" that took the bogan Christmas title. 

So, where do you stand? Is your Christmas bogan?

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