Germany - Tannenbaum Tradition
Germans are credited with introducing Christmas trees to the world. They decorate the tree on Christmas Eve with candles, ornaments, and sweets.
Japan - KFC Christmas Dinner
In Japan, Christmas isn't complete without a bucket of KFC. It's a popular tradition to enjoy fried chicken on Christmas day.
Ukraine - Spider Webs Decorations
Ukrainians include spiderwebs in their tree decorations. Legend has it that a spider once decorated a poor family's tree with silver and gold.
Italy - Witch on a Broomstick
In parts of Italy, children believe in a friendly witch called La Befana. Families leave stockings for her to fill with gifts on Epiphany Eve.
Iceland - Yule Lads
Iceland has 13 mischievous Yule Lads who bring either gifts or mischief to children. They are believed to live in the mountains.
Mexico - Radish Sculpture Festival
In Oaxaca, Mexico, radishes are carved into intricate scenes, including nativity scenes, as part of the Noche de Rábanos festival.
Sweden - Gavle Goat
A large straw goat is erected in Gävle, Sweden, every year. Locals place bets on whether it will survive the season without being burned down.
South Africa - Christmas Braai
Christmas in South Africa often involves a Braai (barbecue) with family and friends, enjoying the warm weather and outdoor festivities.
Norway - The Christmas Tree Boat
In some Norwegian coastal communities, families place a Christmas tree on a boat and float it in the water, creating a unique aquatic display.
Australia - Surfing Santas
Australians celebrate Christmas during summer. In some coastal areas, you might find Santas catching waves on surfboards.