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Tukholma: joulu ja talvi

Tukholma: joulu ja talvi

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Reindeer RideGgfdsaaaasscgdb. of Santa Claus by air

Bari en Italia: Celebraciones de San Nicolás

Bari: Celebraciones de San Nicolás

Bari en Italia: Celebraciones de San Nicolás

♪ It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ♪ ~  Andy Williams singing and video shows Thomas Kinkade paintings.

♪ It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year ♪ ~ Andy Williams singing and video shows Thomas Kinkade paintings.

Nuremberg’s Christmas market in Germany - Christkindlesmarkt

Nuremberg’s Christmas market

Nuremberg’s Christmas market in Germany - Christkindlesmarkt

Eric wants to ride on the London Eye.  I want to ride too.

Eric wants to ride on the London Eye. I want to ride too.

Christmas Around the World - Ethiopia

Christmas Around the World - Ethiopia

Anna Antognoli - Google+

Anna Antognoli - Google+

Yule logs have been burned in various pagan festivals as far back as 5000 B.C., but around the 4th century A.D. the early Christians adopted the burning of Yule logs into their Christmas celebrations to symbolize the birth of Christ as the light of the world. Our colonial ancestors brought the tradition to New England from England.

Yule logs have been burned in various pagan festivals as far back as 5000 B.C., but around the 4th century A.D. the early Christians adopted the burning of Yule logs into their Christmas celebrations to symbolize the birth of Christ as the light of the world. Our colonial ancestors brought the tradition to New England from England.

St. Olof Church, Sigtuna, Sweden ~ oldest city in Sweden (980) and the church built circa 1100 is dedicated to Viking King, Olaf Tryggvasson.  Photo: Robban.G

St. Olof Church, Sigtuna, Sweden ~ oldest city in Sweden (980) and the church built circa 1100 is dedicated to Viking King, Olaf Tryggvasson. Photo: Robban.G

Nancy in Lorraine in France: St. Nicholas Celebrations

Bari: Saint Nicholas celebrations

Nancy in Lorraine in France: St. Nicholas Celebrations

Lorrainen maakunnan joulu

Lorrainen maakunnan joulu

Bernkastel-Kues Christmas market in Mosel in Germany

Bernkastel-Kues Christmas market

Bernkastel-Kues Christmas market in Mosel in Germany

Metzin joulumarkkinat

Metzin joulumarkkinat

Rick Steves Christmas in France -- just under 10 minutes, in English

Rick Steves Christmas in France -- just under 10 minutes, in English

Rick Steves' European Christmas Part 3: London

Rick Steves' European Christmas Part 3: London