Being on the other side of the planet means that while us Aussies miss out on having a white Christmas, the upside is that many of us can have a beach Christmas.

But it also means we can’t really get amongst the Ugly Christmas Jumper trend, unless you work in the freezer department at Woolies. 

Heaps of websites now offer ‘ugly ski-lodge style’ Christmas jumper alternatives with short-sleeves (and of course, surf rashies) that won’t make you self-destruct in our thermonuclear weather.

Check out the gallery above.

Love this? You’ll love this bit from Kyle & Jackie O!