From games to decorations to (of course!) the food, you’ll want to try these global Christmas traditions for yourself.
Candy-filled calendars in Germany
The only thing better than a countdown to Christmas is a chocolate-filled one. In Germany, children receive calendars (often made of cardboard) filled with 24 squares decorated with festive drawings. Starting on December 1, they peel one open each day and gobble up the piece of chocolate hiding behind the flap. Buy one online or try making your own version–like these simple DIY advent calendars.