How People Around The World Celebrate Christmas

How People Around The World Celebrate Christmas

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From fashioning straw yule goats in Scandinavia to the Feast of the Seven Fishes in southern Italy, Christmas is celebrated in a variety of ways across the globe. Here is a closer look at some notable Christmas traditions around the world.

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United States: Citizens gather around television sets all across the country for the annual viewing of Yogi Bear’s All-Star Comedy Christmas Caper

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China: Nation comes together to cover the entire Great Wall in wrapping paper

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Bulgaria: Families decorate their homes in traditional Christmas colors of gray, light gray, and dark gray

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Liechtenstein: Liechtenstein rings in the holiday season exactly how it’s meant to be done: the Liechtensteinian way!

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Italy: Children in Italy believe Santa Claus is a hag called La Befana who rides around on a broomstick giving out gifts. Pretty fucking stupid, right?

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Japan: Families gather together to watch their favorite holiday-themed television program, Hinshi No Kurisumasu Shōfu No Odori, in which nude males compete to break each other’s noses while standing on rapidly melting ice

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Dan’s House: Dan’s Jewish, so he doesn’t celebrate Christmas. But that’s okay.

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Gliese 623b: Christmas on this distant red dwarf star tends to be a subdued affair, with the celestial body producing a standard quantity of helium and emitting luminosity much as it has for the last trillion years

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Santa’s Workshop: Ironically enough, this Tennessee strip club is closed on Christmas day

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