AUSTRALIANS Christmas revellers have hit the beach to party on one of the hottest months of the year.
Hundreds of bathers sizzled in Santa hats and bikinis as they packed Sydney's Bondi Beach, where temperatures topped 26C.
Christmas partygoers celebrated in style as they frolicked in the surf and sand.
Some wore reindeer antlers and even full Father Christmas outfits.
People posed for photos next to a beach Christmas tree.
Others went for a plunge in the sea wearing Santa outfits and bathing suits as Aussies cooled off on Christmas Day.