How refreshing is it to find Christmas decorations reflecting the Australian bush and climate rather than the ubiquitous European and American style decorations. Don't get me wrong, I love the decorations - snow, pine trees, candlelight, silver baubles but prefer to see this either in reality or in film. They don't always fit into the warm and dry Australian Christmas. Well, Myer, this year has decided to do it differently and it's great.
I have not been a great fan of the Myer Christmas windows (do I dare admit this?), possibly through not having grown up in Melbourne. This year, I went to see the windows and without children, and thought they were pretty amazing. Cuddlepot, Snugglepie and the Gumnut babies of May Gibbs' stories are the stars of the windows. Australian bush settings combined with animation that bring the stories and characters to life; the windows are quite mesmerising and invite to linger - if there is no queue behind you.
Myer has followed in the theme of Aussie decoration and the gumnut babies in-store and presented a bright green, yellow and red Christmas, very befitting the Australian bush and celebrations. It is truly refreshing to see this, the usual Christmas decorations found elsewhere look tired by comparison.
The Myer windows viewings continue until January 5th, 2020 between the hours of 7am -11pm and my advice would be to go early, to beat the queues which will no doubt build as school holidays and Christmas descend.