Germany: The Christmas tree originated
[ 2008-12-23 13:19 ]
They hold special markets every December that specialize in selling decorations and other Christmas related paraphernalia.
The people make and drink a spiced wine, which is called "mulled wine" in English and "Gluhwein" in their own language.
One of the famous traditional Christmas toys is the Nutcracker doll that now comes in many different styles.
The "Advent Calendar" originated here and is now used by children in many other countries that celebrate Christmas.
The Advent Calendar is used for counting down the days to Christmas and has twenty-four little doors with a picture and sometimes chocolate behind each one.
Children leave out a sock on December 6th for Saint Nicholas to fill with candies.
Families gather together on Christmas Eve to open their presents.
A traditional cake is eaten at Christmas time, called "Stollen" cake. It is very rich, fruity and coated with marzipan and icing sugar.
The Christmas tree originated.
At Christmas time if you been a bad boy or girl you will be visited by the evil Hans Muff and receive nothing.