That brought back a few memories (although I was only 6).
The giant Santa on Foy’s Corner (NE corner of Swanston and Bourke - big Telstra store there now)
Prince Henry’s Hospital up near the Arts Centre in St Kilda Rd (now fancy apartments). A couple of Irish and Scottish nurse friends spent their first Australian days up at Prince Henry’s.
We would have had lunch in West St Kilda and then headed over to Uncle Jack’s off Keilor Road in North Essendon to see my paternal grandparents and all their descendants. Morning mass at the little church, outside which David Hookes was killed.
How many of those sunning on the beach have died from melanomas since.
And those office Christmas parties with gifts. Kris Kringles were banned years ago in my places of employment. I still remember malodorous people getting gifted Palmolive Gold.