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It’s been six years since I wrote my little tribute to Christmas, and I’ve finally recorded a studio version. Huzzah!

You can get it here. I’m sorry it’s only on iTunes at the moment – we finished mixing it only hours ago and just wanted to get it up somewhere as soon as possible.

As in previous years, all proceeds from the sale of this song during the month of December will go to the National Autistic Society.

Hope you like it!


Update: Now available on Amazon (UK) and Amazon (US) too, for “non-apple people”.

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Dan on 20th of June 2015

Tim – absolutely love this song – should become the no. 1 Australian Christmas song.
Wondering if you have an SATB arrangement of this that our choir could sing.
Would love to make this a staple for our Christmas concerts.


Rich on 25th of December 2013

I’m not a dad and I don’t live in Australia but still this song gets to me and reminds me how important friends and family are. Call me a sad old git but I just think this song sums up what is best
about this time of year. Love it.

Dee on 22nd of December 2013

Love this. I live far from home. It makes me very sad because I was not able to afford to bring my kids home to my parents for Christmases. It’s an expensive time to travel

Colin Cowie on 18th of December 2012

p.s. the use of the word “mum” made me cry! Not used to hearing it in song instead of the yank equivalent. My own mum died many years ago, she would have loved this! Unfortunately my wife died recently too…leaving me with my son and daughter without a mum… So poignant, but so wonderful and hopeful, makes me look forward to my children leaving the nest and striding across the world, hopefully coming back to me each christmas time!

Colin Cowie on 18th of December 2012

Just watched this on youtube and then just bought it on itunes. Simply wonderful. It states what a lot of us who arent religious, with families, think about christmas. It has important ideals, we like presents, and we love our families. “God” bless!

Laurie Ross on 17th of December 2012

My husband & I just recently stumbled on one of your videos (confessions) and we find ourselves checking out your videos a lot! However we ran across White Wine in the Sun, it has become one of my favorite Christmas song and I must say Thank you!

ACT-Autism Community Training on 11th of December 2012

A lovely and sentimental holiday song by a funny guy. Proceeds from the sale of this single (http://www.timminchin.com/2012/11/30/white-wine-in-the-sun-2012-now-available-on-itunes/) go to the National Autistic Society (in the U.K.)

Kris on 10th of December 2012

A definate download and great to see sharing awareness and support of Autisim. Can’t get enough of Tim Minchin. Missed Homebake. Australia needs more Tim Minchin shows. Pleeeease!

Darren on 9th of December 2012

I saw you play this on children in need and it was the first time my ears had been tuned to this composition. I sat at the piano this morning and though simple (its always best that way I continue to realise) the Amajor, Dm and the following drop is beautiful. It gets me emotional every time you hit the ‘gran’ word….it’s very clever. My gran has been dead for years but somehow this song brings everyone in the family back together, in my mind if nowhere else. Thinking about the sun made it seem like those people from my past could be in the sun (or light) drinking white wine and waiting for me and that was a nice thought. I did think, rather morbidly, that if I was your daughter it might be a difficult song to listen to in the future, especially if circumstances change or when you’re gone. Maybe that’s what makes it so powerful? Christmas can be a really sad time for so many people. Still it’s a good idea to give to charity and a well deserved Xmas no1 I feel. To use your words ‘it’s just sentimental I know but I just really like it’.

Conrad on 6th of December 2012

Absolutely love this song, it makes me cry every time I hear it and got a special meaning to me. 1st, I also live in different country, away from my parents and can’t see them every Christmas, but whenever I hear this song I see their smiling faces. And secondly, my lovely boy is autistic…

Frances on 5th of December 2012

My autistic son thinks it’s great the the ‘Matilda guy’ is behind the NAS, and so do I. Thank you.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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