Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

10 things you should know before celebrating Christmas in Germany

“Christmas starts before Christmas

In Germany, Christmas begins with Advent, and it’s not uncommon to receive a highly caloric Advent calendar as a gift. There’s usually a little door for each of the 24 days counting down to Christmas, with a candy behind each one. Some people make their own calendars. Consuming chocolate every day helps stretch the waistline and prepare you for the feasts during the actual holiday.”

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