Example: "I Prefer Christmas In Australia"

22 December 2011, 09:50 | Updated: 22 December 2011, 09:58

The 'Playing In The Shadows' rapper likes getting out of the UK for the festive holiday to take advantage of the better weather and atmosphere abroad.

Example says he prefers to spend Christmas in Australia rather than England because the good weather makes the festive season much more enjoyable.

The 'Changed The Way You Kissed Me' rapper recently flew over to spend the holidays with his parents and sister, and insists all the best traditions stay the same regardless of which side of the world you celebrate Christmas.

"We have a normal Christmas dinner but the difference is you're in shorts and a vest," Example told the Daily Star. "I haven't had Christmas in England for five years.

"From what I remember it's stuff yourself, watch TV and stay indoors and maybe get drunk and watch films that you've already seen in the cinema."

The 'Stay Awake' rapper says he and his family still have a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, but are able to enjoy some sport in the afternoon and evening because of the warm weather.

Example is due to perform in New Zealand on New Year's Eve this year as well as a New Year's Day gig in Sydney before heading off to begin recording his fourth solo album ready for release in 2012.