How Brexit will affect the postal service between Spain and the UK over Christmas
Spain

How Brexit will affect the postal service between Spain and the UK over Christmas

Christmas is coming, and the question of sending seasonal parcels from Spain to the UK - and vice versa - for the first post-Brexit festive season is approaching even faster.

How Brexit will affect the postal service between Italy and the UK over Christmas
Italy

How Brexit will affect the postal service between Italy and the UK over Christmas

How Brexit will affect sending Christmas parcels between France and the UK
France

How Brexit will affect sending Christmas parcels between France and the UK

LATEST: UK travel ban – who can come to France and what do they need?
France

LATEST: UK travel ban – who can come to France and what do they need?

CALENDAR: What are Italy’s new Covid-19 rules over Christmas and New Year?
Italy

CALENDAR: What are Italy’s new Covid-19 rules over Christmas and New Year?

Here’s the form you need to leave the house in Italy over Christmas
Italy

Here’s the form you need to leave the house in Italy over Christmas

LATEST: What are the rules in place across Spain at New Year?
Spain

LATEST: What are the rules in place across Spain at New Year?

Why Spain loves the Three Kings more than Santa
Spain

Why Spain loves the Three Kings more than Santa

#Navidad: What you need to know about Spain’s festive Roscón de Reyes cake
Spain

#Navidad: What you need to know about Spain’s festive Roscón de Reyes cake

Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2021
Spain

Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2021

Swedish word of the day: mellandagar
Sweden

Swedish word of the day: mellandagar

12 things you only get once you’ve celebrated Christmas and New Year in Austria
Austria

12 things you only get once you’ve celebrated Christmas and New Year in Austria

Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring luck for 2021
Spain

Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring luck for 2021

10 ways to celebrate this New Year’s Eve like a German
Germany

10 ways to celebrate this New Year’s Eve like a German

EXPLAINED: Why the Spanish see in the New Year with 12 grapes
Spain

EXPLAINED: Why the Spanish see in the New Year with 12 grapes

How Brits in the UK can get back to Germany in the New Year
Germany

How Brits in the UK can get back to Germany in the New Year

Why you shouldn’t suck prawn heads during an Italian Christmas feast
Italy

Why you shouldn’t suck prawn heads during an Italian Christmas feast

Donald Duck just set a new record for Sweden’s most-watched TV show
Sweden

Donald Duck just set a new record for Sweden’s most-watched TV show

What you need to know about sending post to and from Sweden this Christmas season
Sweden

What you need to know about sending post to and from Sweden this Christmas season

More than one in three Swedes watched Donald Duck on Christmas Eve
Sweden

More than one in three Swedes watched Donald Duck on Christmas Eve

Why Spain turned a child massacre into its April Fool’s Day
Spain

Why Spain turned a child massacre into its April Fool’s Day

Why this is Germany’s favourite Christmas movie
Germany

Why this is Germany’s favourite Christmas movie

My five favourite Danish childhood Christmas memories
Denmark

My five favourite Danish childhood Christmas memories

12 weird and wonderful Christmas traditions celebrated across Spain
Spain

12 weird and wonderful Christmas traditions celebrated across Spain

How to make Swiss Christmas cookies: Cinnamon stars
Switzerland

How to make Swiss Christmas cookies: Cinnamon stars

Seven classic films to watch for an Italian Christmas
Italy

Seven classic films to watch for an Italian Christmas

The ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas traditions
Sweden

The ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas traditions

‘Tre nøtter til Askepott’: Explaining Norway’s peculiar Christmas tradition
Norway

‘Tre nøtter til Askepott’: Explaining Norway’s peculiar Christmas tradition

The essential A to Z of Spanish Christmas vocabulary
Spain

The essential A to Z of Spanish Christmas vocabulary

10 German Christmas cookies you have to bake this winter
Germany

10 German Christmas cookies you have to bake this winter

Turrón or tangerines? What Spaniards really eat and drink during Christmas
Spain

Turrón or tangerines? What Spaniards really eat and drink during Christmas

Festive cheer: Seven great Spanish tipples to enjoy over the holidays
Spain

Festive cheer: Seven great Spanish tipples to enjoy over the holidays

How Christmas dinner changes depending where you are in Italy
Italy

How Christmas dinner changes depending where you are in Italy

Seven ways to enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas at home
Sweden

Seven ways to enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas at home

The German words and phrases you need to know to survive the holidays
Germany

The German words and phrases you need to know to survive the holidays

What you need to know about travel in Germany (and abroad) at Christmas and New Year
Germany

What you need to know about travel in Germany (and abroad) at Christmas and New Year

Are Christmas pickle ornaments really a German tradition?
Germany

Are Christmas pickle ornaments really a German tradition?

The Christmas movie that became Switzerland’s most-watched film ever
Switzerland

The Christmas movie that became Switzerland’s most-watched film ever

Lebkuchen: Gingerbread is Germany’s favourite Christmas treat in 2020
Germany

Lebkuchen: Gingerbread is Germany’s favourite Christmas treat in 2020

Coronavirus: Can Santa enter Austria on Christmas Eve?
Austria

Coronavirus: Can Santa enter Austria on Christmas Eve?

Eight unmissable Christmas experiences in Austria
Austria

Eight unmissable Christmas experiences in Austria

Why you shouldn’t suck prawn heads during Christmas feast in Spain
Spain

Why you shouldn’t suck prawn heads during Christmas feast in Spain

#Navidad: Meet the log that poops gifts on Christmas Eve in Spain
Spain

#Navidad: Meet the log that poops gifts on Christmas Eve in Spain

Recipe: Three seasonal twists on classic Bavarian Kipferl cookies

Recipe: Three seasonal twists on classic Bavarian Kipferl cookies

Norwegian expression of the day: Kvelden før kvelden
Norway

Norwegian expression of the day: Kvelden før kvelden

UPDATE: Spain’s current coronavirus restrictions in each region
Spain

UPDATE: Spain’s current coronavirus restrictions in each region

What exactly are Germany’s Christmas celebration rules?
Germany

What exactly are Germany’s Christmas celebration rules?

Why do the French eat so much seafood at Christmas?
France

Why do the French eat so much seafood at Christmas?

Ten traditional delights that make a real Spanish Christmas feast
Spain

Ten traditional delights that make a real Spanish Christmas feast

El Gordo: Winners across Spain celebrate Christmas lottery
Spain

El Gordo: Winners across Spain celebrate Christmas lottery

German word of the day: Das Räuchermännchen
Germany

German word of the day: Das Räuchermännchen

What you can and can’t do in Italy this Christmas
Italy

What you can and can’t do in Italy this Christmas

Covid-19: Italy updates rules on visiting family over Christmas
Italy

Covid-19: Italy updates rules on visiting family over Christmas

These are the words you need to understand Norway at Christmas
Norway

These are the words you need to understand Norway at Christmas

German residents told not to call police over every Covid Christmas rule break
Germany

German residents told not to call police over every Covid Christmas rule break

LATEST: France holds talks with EU governments over UK border closure
France

LATEST: France holds talks with EU governments over UK border closure

OPINION: Why the Paris Oyster Man is the hero who redeemed 2020
France

OPINION: Why the Paris Oyster Man is the hero who redeemed 2020

Amazon workers across Germany go on strike for higher wages in build up to ‘online Xmas’
Germany

Amazon workers across Germany go on strike for higher wages in build up to ‘online Xmas’

Here comes Santa Claus (with his satanic sidekicks)
Austria

Here comes Santa Claus (with his satanic sidekicks)

El Gordo: Everything you need to know about Spain’s Christmas lottery
Spain

El Gordo: Everything you need to know about Spain’s Christmas lottery

Here’s where you might get a white Christmas in Sweden
Sweden

Here’s where you might get a white Christmas in Sweden

No Christmas lockdown in France despite rise in Covid-19 cases
France

No Christmas lockdown in France despite rise in Covid-19 cases

France suspends all travel from UK as ‘precautionary measure’ over new Covid strain
France

France suspends all travel from UK as ‘precautionary measure’ over new Covid strain

The ultimate guide to buying a leg of ‘jamón’ in Spain at Christmas
Spain

The ultimate guide to buying a leg of ‘jamón’ in Spain at Christmas

EXPLAINED: What you are still allowed to do in Switzerland this Christmas
Switzerland

EXPLAINED: What you are still allowed to do in Switzerland this Christmas

Nine of the best Vienna Christmas markets
Austria

Nine of the best Vienna Christmas markets

The story behind France’s Christmas tradition of little saints
France

The story behind France’s Christmas tradition of little saints

What kind of Christmas lockdown will the Italian government announce?
Italy

What kind of Christmas lockdown will the Italian government announce?

Italy updates new rules on travel to second homes over Christmas
Italy

Italy updates new rules on travel to second homes over Christmas

Christmas: Is it possible to travel within Germany under new rules?
Germany

Christmas: Is it possible to travel within Germany under new rules?

ANALYSIS: What does 2021 have in store for those living in Spain?
Spain

ANALYSIS: What does 2021 have in store for those living in Spain?

How to make the German version of egg nog
Germany

How to make the German version of egg nog

Covid-19: Is Italy about to announce a national lockdown over Christmas?
Italy

Covid-19: Is Italy about to announce a national lockdown over Christmas?

Coronavirus: What you can and can’t do in Sweden this Christmas
Sweden

Coronavirus: What you can and can’t do in Sweden this Christmas

Calls grow for ‘red zone’ Christmas lockdown in Italy
Italy

Calls grow for ‘red zone’ Christmas lockdown in Italy

The dates you should know for sending post in Germany before Christmas
Germany

The dates you should know for sending post in Germany before Christmas

‘This year will be small for sure’: How Italy’s foreign residents have changed their Christmas plans
Italy

‘This year will be small for sure’: How Italy’s foreign residents have changed their Christmas plans

Spain’s PM mulls tighter Christmas restrictions amid ‘worrying’ rise in virus infections
Spain

Spain’s PM mulls tighter Christmas restrictions amid ‘worrying’ rise in virus infections

IN PHOTOS: Magical nativity scene lights up Italy’s Cinque Terre coast
Italy

IN PHOTOS: Magical nativity scene lights up Italy’s Cinque Terre coast

#Navidad: Meet the Basque version of Santa Claus
Spain

#Navidad: Meet the Basque version of Santa Claus

FOCUS: Ski slopes open in Spain’s Catalonia despite pandemic
Spain

FOCUS: Ski slopes open in Spain’s Catalonia despite pandemic

The 12 dishes that make up a classic French Christmas feast
France

The 12 dishes that make up a classic French Christmas feast

What are Italy’s new rules for Christmas travel?
Italy

What are Italy’s new rules for Christmas travel?

The essential words and phrases to talk about Christmas in Sweden
Sweden

The essential words and phrases to talk about Christmas in Sweden

‘Unacceptable crowds’: Alarm as Christmas shoppers pack Italian cities
Italy

‘Unacceptable crowds’: Alarm as Christmas shoppers pack Italian cities

Why workers in Spain have a legal right to a Christmas hamper
Spain

Why workers in Spain have a legal right to a Christmas hamper

German word of the day: Die Bescherung
Germany

German word of the day: Die Bescherung

‘Pandemic won’t rob us of our future,’ says German president
Germany

‘Pandemic won’t rob us of our future,’ says German president

Q&A: Your key questions about Italy’s coronavirus rules at Christmas
Italy

Q&A: Your key questions about Italy’s coronavirus rules at Christmas

Understanding the different names for Christmas across Switzerland
Switzerland

Understanding the different names for Christmas across Switzerland

How will skiing look in Austria this winter?
Austria

How will skiing look in Austria this winter?

Who will be able to travel to France this Christmas?
France

Who will be able to travel to France this Christmas?

Panettone or pandoro: Which is the best Italian Christmas cake?
Italy

Panettone or pandoro: Which is the best Italian Christmas cake?

EXPLAINED: Is Italy really about to cancel its Christmas Day travel ban?
Italy

EXPLAINED: Is Italy really about to cancel its Christmas Day travel ban?

German word of the day: Der Dominostein

German word of the day: Der Dominostein

Scientists plead for ‘hard lockdown’ in Germany as fears grow over Covid-19 spike at Christmas
Germany

Scientists plead for ‘hard lockdown’ in Germany as fears grow over Covid-19 spike at Christmas

LATEST: Spain announces opening of ski resorts
Spain

LATEST: Spain announces opening of ski resorts

Seven classic German Christmas traditions still taking place in 2020
Germany

Seven classic German Christmas traditions still taking place in 2020

ANALYSIS: Spain risks a third wave with its confusing Christmas message
Spain

ANALYSIS: Spain risks a third wave with its confusing Christmas message

Germany mulls three-week lockdown from December 20th
Germany

Germany mulls three-week lockdown from December 20th

Coronavirus: These are Norway’s health guidelines for Christmas gatherings
Norway

Coronavirus: These are Norway’s health guidelines for Christmas gatherings

UPDATE: Italian PM announces Christmas travel restrictions under new emergency decree
Italy

UPDATE: Italian PM announces Christmas travel restrictions under new emergency decree

Pope to hold Christmas ‘midnight’ mass at 7.30pm due to virus curfew
Italy

Pope to hold Christmas ‘midnight’ mass at 7.30pm due to virus curfew

Spain’s Andalusia and Murcia to only allow Christmas with family members
Spain

Spain’s Andalusia and Murcia to only allow Christmas with family members

German word of the day: Der Wunschzettel
Germany

German word of the day: Der Wunschzettel

Italy launches ‘Christmas cashback’ scheme in push for digital payments
Italy

Italy launches ‘Christmas cashback’ scheme in push for digital payments

#Navidad: Nothing says Christmas in Spain like turrón
Spain

#Navidad: Nothing says Christmas in Spain like turrón

Lockdown lifting: What kind of Christmas can we expect in France this year?
France

Lockdown lifting: What kind of Christmas can we expect in France this year?

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Christmas 2014 at Tivoli, in pictures
Denmark

FROM THE ARCHIVE: Christmas 2014 at Tivoli, in pictures

Here’s how you can earn cashback on your Christmas shopping in Italy
Italy

Here’s how you can earn cashback on your Christmas shopping in Italy

#Navidad: How to make a Spanish version of mulled wine (using Galician fire-water!)
Spain

#Navidad: How to make a Spanish version of mulled wine (using Galician fire-water!)

Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Why today is a holiday in Italy
Italy

Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Why today is a holiday in Italy

How will Denmark’s partial lockdown affect Christmas celebrations?
Denmark

How will Denmark’s partial lockdown affect Christmas celebrations?

‘I doubt it’ll go smoothly’: The struggles of getting home for Christmas from Spain
Spain

‘I doubt it’ll go smoothly’: The struggles of getting home for Christmas from Spain

Merkel says Germany ‘won’t get through winter’ with current Covid-19 measures
Germany

Merkel says Germany ‘won’t get through winter’ with current Covid-19 measures

Italy makes coronavirus testing mandatory for all arrivals from EU
Italy

Italy makes coronavirus testing mandatory for all arrivals from EU

IN PHOTOS: The empty streets of Venice illuminated for Christmas
Italy

IN PHOTOS: The empty streets of Venice illuminated for Christmas

Italy bans travel between towns over Christmas
Italy

Italy bans travel between towns over Christmas

Will coronavirus hotspots in Germany face stricter measures at Christmas?
Germany

Will coronavirus hotspots in Germany face stricter measures at Christmas?

What do Germans like to eat at Christmas?
Germany

What do Germans like to eat at Christmas?

The food and drink you need for an Italian Christmas feast
Italy

The food and drink you need for an Italian Christmas feast

Switzerland announces new Covid-19 rules for Christmas
Switzerland

Switzerland announces new Covid-19 rules for Christmas

Madrid bans traditional New Year’s Eve grape-eating celebration
Spain

Madrid bans traditional New Year’s Eve grape-eating celebration

Winter is here: Spain braced for icy blast and snowfall over puente
Spain

Winter is here: Spain braced for icy blast and snowfall over puente

UPDATE: What we know about plans to open Spain’s ski resorts
Spain

UPDATE: What we know about plans to open Spain’s ski resorts

Why is Nikolaustag celebrated before Christmas in Germany?
Germany

Why is Nikolaustag celebrated before Christmas in Germany?

‘A different kind of Christmas’: What will be in Italy’s new coronavirus emergency decree?
Italy

‘A different kind of Christmas’: What will be in Italy’s new coronavirus emergency decree?

What you need to know about Nikolaus: the saint who gave gifts before Santa
Germany

What you need to know about Nikolaus: the saint who gave gifts before Santa

Can you spend Christmas with family and friends in Italy this year?
Italy

Can you spend Christmas with family and friends in Italy this year?

Where to source British traditional fare in Spain at Christmas
Spain

Where to source British traditional fare in Spain at Christmas

‘Santa Claus can come to Denmark’: Health chief’s Christmas news for kids
Denmark

‘Santa Claus can come to Denmark’: Health chief’s Christmas news for kids

LATEST: Spain approves coronavirus plan for Christmas
Spain

LATEST: Spain approves coronavirus plan for Christmas

#Navidad: Spain has its own tradition of Christmas caroling
Spain

#Navidad: Spain has its own tradition of Christmas caroling

‘Six adults around the table’: French PM recommends festive dinner limits
France

‘Six adults around the table’: French PM recommends festive dinner limits

Norway to ease coronavirus restrictions for two Christmas days
Norway

Norway to ease coronavirus restrictions for two Christmas days

Christmas in Italy: How have your plans changed this year?
Italy

Christmas in Italy: How have your plans changed this year?

Quiz: How well do you know these festive German traditions?
Germany

Quiz: How well do you know these festive German traditions?

#Navidad: Why Catalonia celebrates Christmas with someone having a poo
Spain

#Navidad: Why Catalonia celebrates Christmas with someone having a poo

Border checks and quarantine: France lays out measures to stop French hitting ski slopes abroad

Border checks and quarantine: France lays out measures to stop French hitting ski slopes abroad

How Norway’s Christmas traditions could be affected by Covid-19 pandemic
Norway

How Norway’s Christmas traditions could be affected by Covid-19 pandemic

Update: Two killed as car hits shoppers in German city of Trier
Germany

Update: Two killed as car hits shoppers in German city of Trier

#Navidad: In Spain the Christmas story begins with Belén
Spain

#Navidad: In Spain the Christmas story begins with Belén

German word of the day: Der Adventskalender
Germany

German word of the day: Der Adventskalender

Everything that changes in Switzerland in December 2020
Switzerland

Everything that changes in Switzerland in December 2020

What changes about life in Spain in December 2020?
Spain

What changes about life in Spain in December 2020?

Germany starts new extended shutdown with tougher measures
Germany

Germany starts new extended shutdown with tougher measures

Nine out of ten Danish Christmas parties cancelled
Denmark

Nine out of ten Danish Christmas parties cancelled

Merkel slams state plans to open hotels for families over Christmas
Germany

Merkel slams state plans to open hotels for families over Christmas

Drive-ins and scattered huts: How German Christmas markets are finding ways to stay open
Germany

Drive-ins and scattered huts: How German Christmas markets are finding ways to stay open

‘A lost cause’: How the pandemic has disrupted Christmas for Sweden’s foreign residents
Sweden

‘A lost cause’: How the pandemic has disrupted Christmas for Sweden’s foreign residents

How to make Swedish mulled wine: glögg
Sweden

How to make Swedish mulled wine: glögg

‘Imagine the queues’: What will a ski holiday in Spain be like this year?
Spain

‘Imagine the queues’: What will a ski holiday in Spain be like this year?

ANALYSIS: We need to get used to idea of spending Christmas in Spain this year
Spain

ANALYSIS: We need to get used to idea of spending Christmas in Spain this year

‘We are well prepared’: Salzburg wants to open ski resorts before Christmas
Austria

‘We are well prepared’: Salzburg wants to open ski resorts before Christmas

OPINION: ‘Brits in Spain are giving up hope of spending Christmas with their UK family and friends’
Spain

OPINION: ‘Brits in Spain are giving up hope of spending Christmas with their UK family and friends’

‘Self-quarantine’: Tips for how to have a safe Swiss Christmas
Switzerland

‘Self-quarantine’: Tips for how to have a safe Swiss Christmas

Sending post in Austria before Christmas? Here are the dates you should know
Austria

Sending post in Austria before Christmas? Here are the dates you should know

IN DETAIL: Germany extends coronavirus shutdown and tightens restrictions
Germany

IN DETAIL: Germany extends coronavirus shutdown and tightens restrictions

REVEALED: Madrid’s plan to loosen coronavirus rules for Christmas
Spain

REVEALED: Madrid’s plan to loosen coronavirus rules for Christmas

Will Italy remove restrictions on travel and parties over Christmas?
Italy

Will Italy remove restrictions on travel and parties over Christmas?

What are the planned restrictions for Catalonia this Christmas?
Spain

What are the planned restrictions for Catalonia this Christmas?

Groups of 10 and no fireworks ban: German states propose Christmas and New Year rules
Germany

Groups of 10 and no fireworks ban: German states propose Christmas and New Year rules

What will Christmas 2020 be like in Germany?
Germany

What will Christmas 2020 be like in Germany?

Tell us: Christmas present ideas for the France-lover in your life
France

Tell us: Christmas present ideas for the France-lover in your life

Less shopping, more ‘spiritual reflection’: What will Christmas be like in Italy this year?
Italy

Less shopping, more ‘spiritual reflection’: What will Christmas be like in Italy this year?

France set to reopen stores for festive season as Covid-19 numbers drop
France

France set to reopen stores for festive season as Covid-19 numbers drop

Covid-19: What kind of Christmas can we expect in Switzerland this year?
Switzerland

Covid-19: What kind of Christmas can we expect in Switzerland this year?

France begins Christmas tree sales after they are ruled ‘essential’
France

France begins Christmas tree sales after they are ruled ‘essential’

French politicians join calls to boycott Amazon this Christmas
France

French politicians join calls to boycott Amazon this Christmas

These are Norway’s Covid-19 guidelines for Christmas shoppers
Norway

These are Norway’s Covid-19 guidelines for Christmas shoppers

Christmas trees will be allowed as ‘essential’ shopping in France
France

Christmas trees will be allowed as ‘essential’ shopping in France

Would the French accept being in lockdown over Christmas?
France

Would the French accept being in lockdown over Christmas?

What kind of Christmas can we expect in Spain this year?
Spain

What kind of Christmas can we expect in Spain this year?

Tell us: How has the pandemic affected your German Christmas plans?
Germany

Tell us: How has the pandemic affected your German Christmas plans?

Germany plans ahead for Christmas markets amid summer heat
Germany

Germany plans ahead for Christmas markets amid summer heat

Nena becomes a nana
Germany

Nena becomes a nana

Christmas likely to be wet, not white
Germany

Christmas likely to be wet, not white

The Local’s guide to Christmas in Germany
Germany

The Local’s guide to Christmas in Germany

White Christmas forecast for parts of Germany
Germany

White Christmas forecast for parts of Germany

Christmas post offices swamped with letters to Santa – from adults
Germany

Christmas post offices swamped with letters to Santa – from adults

Merry Christmas, watch out for blood-sucking ticks on the tree!
Germany

Merry Christmas, watch out for blood-sucking ticks on the tree!

Yuletide greetings from China
Germany

Yuletide greetings from China

‘Christmas Academy’ teaches Germans yule rules
Germany

‘Christmas Academy’ teaches Germans yule rules

Exhibition shows how the Nazis stole Christmas
Germany

Exhibition shows how the Nazis stole Christmas

Retailers banking on a final Christmas splurge
Germany

Retailers banking on a final Christmas splurge

Retirees Germany’s most generous charity donors
Germany

Retirees Germany’s most generous charity donors

Retailers report merry sales for holidays
Germany

Retailers report merry sales for holidays

Germany celebrates 25 years of Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’
Germany

Germany celebrates 25 years of Wham’s ‘Last Christmas’

Opening the door to holiday torture
Germany

Opening the door to holiday torture

Germans likely to play Grinch this Christmas
Germany

Germans likely to play Grinch this Christmas

Which supermarket in Spain offers the best Roscon de Reyes?
Spain

Which supermarket in Spain offers the best Roscon de Reyes?

‘Strange but spicy’: How our Christmas in Galicia defines us
Spain

‘Strange but spicy’: How our Christmas in Galicia defines us

Revealed: Germany’s most popular baby names
Germany

Revealed: Germany’s most popular baby names

What to do if you are victim of a Christmas burglary in Denmark?
Denmark

What to do if you are victim of a Christmas burglary in Denmark?

Are Danes ditching traditions and heading abroad for Christmas?
Denmark

Are Danes ditching traditions and heading abroad for Christmas?

Congregation suffers carbon monoxide poisoning at French Christmas mass
France

Congregation suffers carbon monoxide poisoning at French Christmas mass

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Italy

Pope Francis ushers in Christmas with message of ‘unconditional love’

Heavy hearts as Notre-Dame misses Xmas mass for first time since 1803
France

Heavy hearts as Notre-Dame misses Xmas mass for first time since 1803

Rome’s ‘Geppetto’ on fixing broken toys for underprivileged children
Italy

Rome’s ‘Geppetto’ on fixing broken toys for underprivileged children

Norway Christmas Eve weather: will it be a White Christmas where you are?
Norway

Norway Christmas Eve weather: will it be a White Christmas where you are?

The Christmas food that brings comfort and joy to the Swiss
Switzerland

The Christmas food that brings comfort and joy to the Swiss

Thousands caught up in travel chaos after trains grind to a halt in southern Sweden
Sweden

Thousands caught up in travel chaos after trains grind to a halt in southern Sweden

Quick Poll: Is Christmas better in Sweden or back home?
Sweden

Quick Poll: Is Christmas better in Sweden or back home?

Christmas traffic jams: The main bottlenecks in Switzerland this week
Switzerland

Christmas traffic jams: The main bottlenecks in Switzerland this week

Police evacuate German Christmas market after security scare
Germany

Police evacuate German Christmas market after security scare

Five reasons to prefer a ‘green’ Swedish Christmas
Sweden

Five reasons to prefer a ‘green’ Swedish Christmas

German Advent word of the day: Das Krippenspiel
Germany

German Advent word of the day: Das Krippenspiel

How to navigate Danish holiday traffic over the Christmas break
Denmark

How to navigate Danish holiday traffic over the Christmas break

What are ten of Germany’s most positive news stories from 2019?
Germany

What are ten of Germany’s most positive news stories from 2019?

Why are record numbers in Denmark asking for charity help this Christmas?
Denmark

Why are record numbers in Denmark asking for charity help this Christmas?

How to celebrate Christmas like a Norwegian
Norway

How to celebrate Christmas like a Norwegian

WATCH: The dazzling Oslo tree that became a sleeper Christmas hit
Norway

WATCH: The dazzling Oslo tree that became a sleeper Christmas hit

Bizarre Swiss Christmas traditions #1: Santa’s strange squad
Switzerland

Bizarre Swiss Christmas traditions #1: Santa’s strange squad

QUIZ: How well do you know Swedish Christmas traditions?
Sweden

QUIZ: How well do you know Swedish Christmas traditions?

#Navidad: Towns in the southwestern tip of Spain have a peculiar (and very noisy) way of celebrating Christmas
Spain

#Navidad: Towns in the southwestern tip of Spain have a peculiar (and very noisy) way of celebrating Christmas

Berlin remembers victims of Christmas market terror attack three years on
Germany

Berlin remembers victims of Christmas market terror attack three years on

Watch: How to make Sweden’s iconic polkagris candy for Christmas
Sweden

Watch: How to make Sweden’s iconic polkagris candy for Christmas

‘No white Christmas’ for Switzerland as country bathes in warmest December on record
Switzerland

‘No white Christmas’ for Switzerland as country bathes in warmest December on record

#AdventCalendar: How a Swedish-American created the modern image of Santa Claus
Sweden

#AdventCalendar: How a Swedish-American created the modern image of Santa Claus

What’s the history behind Germany’s Christmas traditions?
Germany

What’s the history behind Germany’s Christmas traditions?

Here’s where you can expect a white Christmas in Norway
Norway

Here’s where you can expect a white Christmas in Norway

What do Boris, Greta and Rosalia have in common this Christmas in Spain?
Spain

What do Boris, Greta and Rosalia have in common this Christmas in Spain?

Our pick of the best Christmas markets in France
France

Our pick of the best Christmas markets in France

Norwegian kindergarten drops Lucia event over paparazzi parents
Norway

Norwegian kindergarten drops Lucia event over paparazzi parents

This is how much people spend on Christmas presents in Norway
Norway

This is how much people spend on Christmas presents in Norway

Sending post in Germany before Christmas? Here’s what you need to know
Germany

Sending post in Germany before Christmas? Here’s what you need to know

The words and phrases you’ll need to survive a Christmas in Italy
Italy

The words and phrases you’ll need to survive a Christmas in Italy

The six Danish Christmas markets to have to visit
Denmark

The six Danish Christmas markets to have to visit

German Advent word of the day: Das Schlittschuhlaufen
Germany

German Advent word of the day: Das Schlittschuhlaufen

German Advent word of the day: Der Lichterglanz
Germany

German Advent word of the day: Der Lichterglanz

#AdventCalendar: The strange things that happen in Sweden at 3pm on Christmas Eve
Sweden

#AdventCalendar: The strange things that happen in Sweden at 3pm on Christmas Eve

Here’s how much Italians are spending on Christmas
Italy

Here’s how much Italians are spending on Christmas

A complete guide to the perfect Christmas in Stockholm
Sweden

A complete guide to the perfect Christmas in Stockholm

‘The chocolate tastes of cardboard’: 10,000 Danish Advent calendars recalled
Denmark

‘The chocolate tastes of cardboard’: 10,000 Danish Advent calendars recalled

Your complete guide to Switzerland’s best Christmas markets in 2019
Switzerland

Your complete guide to Switzerland’s best Christmas markets in 2019

A complete guide to getting into the Christmas spirit in Gothenburg
Sweden

A complete guide to getting into the Christmas spirit in Gothenburg

Ten of the best Christmas markets in Spain
Spain

Ten of the best Christmas markets in Spain

The forgotten history behind Sweden’s most bizarre Christmas traditions
Sweden

The forgotten history behind Sweden’s most bizarre Christmas traditions

Eight events you won’t want to miss in Germany in December 2019
Germany

Eight events you won’t want to miss in Germany in December 2019

Three Swiss Christmas traditions you should know about
Switzerland

Three Swiss Christmas traditions you should know about

Working in Germany over the festive period: What you need to know about the rules
Germany

Working in Germany over the festive period: What you need to know about the rules

IN PICTURES: Sweden’s infamous Christmas goat returns for the festive season
Sweden

IN PICTURES: Sweden’s infamous Christmas goat returns for the festive season

These gifts are at the top of Norwegian Christmas lists
Norway

These gifts are at the top of Norwegian Christmas lists

Introducing The Local’s #AdventCalendar – facts about Sweden you didn’t know
Sweden

Introducing The Local’s #AdventCalendar – facts about Sweden you didn’t know

‘Load of old tat’: How people are reacting to Barcelona’s controversial nativity scene
Spain

‘Load of old tat’: How people are reacting to Barcelona’s controversial nativity scene

#AdventCalendar: Why does Santa ride a pig in Sweden?
Sweden

#AdventCalendar: Why does Santa ride a pig in Sweden?

How I tried to recreate a Swedish Christmas and was brought down to earth
Sweden

How I tried to recreate a Swedish Christmas and was brought down to earth

Readers reveal: This is Sweden’s best Christmas soft drink
Sweden

Readers reveal: This is Sweden’s best Christmas soft drink

What’s the history behind Germany’s beloved Christmas markets?
Germany

What’s the history behind Germany’s beloved Christmas markets?

The world’s largest gingerbread town can be found in Norway
Norway

The world’s largest gingerbread town can be found in Norway

Norwegian Christmas beers are more numerous than ever
Norway

Norwegian Christmas beers are more numerous than ever

WATCH: Spain’s Christmas lottery ads are all about sharing the love
Spain

WATCH: Spain’s Christmas lottery ads are all about sharing the love

These are Norway’s deadlines for sending international mail in time for Christmas
Norway

These are Norway’s deadlines for sending international mail in time for Christmas

Feel the magic of Swedish Christmas at these 20 traditional markets
Sweden

Feel the magic of Swedish Christmas at these 20 traditional markets

This is the hottest Christmas gift for 2019 in Sweden
Sweden

This is the hottest Christmas gift for 2019 in Sweden

Here’s how you can choose Oslo City Hall’s Christmas chimes
Norway

Here’s how you can choose Oslo City Hall’s Christmas chimes

Why are German Christmas markets opening so early this year?
Germany

Why are German Christmas markets opening so early this year?

What surprising Swedish fact do you want us to explain in our Christmas calendar?
Sweden

What surprising Swedish fact do you want us to explain in our Christmas calendar?

Here’s the right time to put up your Christmas lights in Sweden
Sweden

Here’s the right time to put up your Christmas lights in Sweden

World-famous Nuremberg Christmas market cancelled over Covid-19 concerns
Germany

World-famous Nuremberg Christmas market cancelled over Covid-19 concerns

How will Christmas 2020 be celebrated in Germany?
Germany

How will Christmas 2020 be celebrated in Germany?

Frankfurt cancels Christmas market as infections rise
Germany

Frankfurt cancels Christmas market as infections rise

Italy’s most famous Christmas markets are cancelled this year
Italy

Italy’s most famous Christmas markets are cancelled this year

Christmas parties face cancellation as Danish PM confirms incoming Covid-19 restrictions
Denmark

Christmas parties face cancellation as Danish PM confirms incoming Covid-19 restrictions

When to get the best Christmas shopping bargains in France
France

When to get the best Christmas shopping bargains in France

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Dulce’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Dulce’

Will there be any Christmas markets in France this year?
France

Will there be any Christmas markets in France this year?

Sweden’s ill-fated Christmas goat survives again
Sweden

Sweden’s ill-fated Christmas goat survives again

#BecomingSwedish: ‘How you celebrate is more important than why you celebrate’
Sweden

#BecomingSwedish: ‘How you celebrate is more important than why you celebrate’

Spanish Christmas lottery winner dies three days after win
Spain

Spanish Christmas lottery winner dies three days after win

‘Germans have kept it alive’: Dinner for One star’s son on the enduring legacy of a Silvester favourite
Germany

‘Germans have kept it alive’: Dinner for One star’s son on the enduring legacy of a Silvester favourite

1.4 million parcels a day: record Christmas for Swiss Post
Switzerland

1.4 million parcels a day: record Christmas for Swiss Post

Quiz: How well do you know Brexit?

Quiz: How well do you know Brexit?

Hundreds of Danish homes broken into at Christmas
Denmark

Hundreds of Danish homes broken into at Christmas

IN PICS: Santa-clad swimmers brace cold for annual Christmas swim in Barcelona
Spain

IN PICS: Santa-clad swimmers brace cold for annual Christmas swim in Barcelona

IN PICTURES: Magical winter landscapes across Italy
Italy

IN PICTURES: Magical winter landscapes across Italy

German police probe curious case of 9-year-old’s unwelcome Christmas gifts
Germany

German police probe curious case of 9-year-old’s unwelcome Christmas gifts

#Navidad: The essential Spanish expressions you’ll need at Christmas time
Spain

#Navidad: The essential Spanish expressions you’ll need at Christmas time

VIDEO: How to make Danish Christmas red cabbage
Denmark

VIDEO: How to make Danish Christmas red cabbage

International tourists flock to Copenhagen for Danish Christmas hygge
Denmark

International tourists flock to Copenhagen for Danish Christmas hygge

IN PICTURES: A weird and wonderful Christmas in Naples
Italy

IN PICTURES: A weird and wonderful Christmas in Naples

How I learned to love Swedish Christmas
Sweden

How I learned to love Swedish Christmas

Is there any chance of a white Christmas in Italy?
Italy

Is there any chance of a white Christmas in Italy?

Will anywhere in France get a white Christmas this year?
France

Will anywhere in France get a white Christmas this year?

Merry Christmas southern Sweden, you may get snow after all
Sweden

Merry Christmas southern Sweden, you may get snow after all

Weekend Wanderlust: From communism to Christmas, tracing history in Chemnitz
Germany

Weekend Wanderlust: From communism to Christmas, tracing history in Chemnitz

Santa analysis: Claus and Europe feel Brexit pinch, as will UK’s Christmas

Santa analysis: Claus and Europe feel Brexit pinch, as will UK’s Christmas

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘El Gordo’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘El Gordo’

German word of the day: Schmalzkuchen
Germany

German word of the day: Schmalzkuchen

What do Trump, Puigdemont and Freddie Mercury have in common?
Spain

What do Trump, Puigdemont and Freddie Mercury have in common?

How to give back in Italy this Christmas
Italy

How to give back in Italy this Christmas

A big, fat Italian Christmas: How Italy does it bigger and better
Italy

A big, fat Italian Christmas: How Italy does it bigger and better

Holiday forecast: Snow may bring white Christmas to Sweden
Sweden

Holiday forecast: Snow may bring white Christmas to Sweden

What’s on: The best events in France over the festive season
France

What’s on: The best events in France over the festive season

#SwedishChristmas: The tradition with a surprising connection to H&M
Sweden

#SwedishChristmas: The tradition with a surprising connection to H&M

VIDEO: How to make Danish Christmas roast pork
Denmark

VIDEO: How to make Danish Christmas roast pork

Grey week awaits in Denmark with white Christmas ‘far away’
Denmark

Grey week awaits in Denmark with white Christmas ‘far away’

Tip of the week: Your guide to visiting German Christmas markets
Germany

Tip of the week: Your guide to visiting German Christmas markets

Dreaming of a White Christmas in Sweden? Then head north
Sweden

Dreaming of a White Christmas in Sweden? Then head north

Danish authorities confiscate Christmas ducks from unlicensed farm
Denmark

Danish authorities confiscate Christmas ducks from unlicensed farm

#SwedishChristmas: How the julbock went from demonic creature to straw figure
Sweden

#SwedishChristmas: How the julbock went from demonic creature to straw figure

No carols, no mince pies and no crackers: Is Christmas in France less fun?
France

No carols, no mince pies and no crackers: Is Christmas in France less fun?

#SwedishChristmas: How Elsa Beskow created a timeless Swedish Christmas
Sweden

#SwedishChristmas: How Elsa Beskow created a timeless Swedish Christmas

How Germany invented Christmas as we know it
Germany

How Germany invented Christmas as we know it

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Villancicos’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Villancicos’

Why you might just see a flying Christmas tree in Sweden’s skies
Sweden

Why you might just see a flying Christmas tree in Sweden’s skies

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Lucir’
Spain

Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Lucir’

Seven totally free ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Sweden
Sweden

Seven totally free ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Sweden

The best things to do to get in a festive mood in Malmö this Christmas
Sweden

The best things to do to get in a festive mood in Malmö this Christmas

VIDEO: Inside Munich’s most famous Christmas market
Germany

VIDEO: Inside Munich’s most famous Christmas market

#SwedishChristmas: The foreign traditions embedded in Swedish Christmas
Sweden

#SwedishChristmas: The foreign traditions embedded in Swedish Christmas

Berlin’s famous Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market cancelled due to coronavirus concerns
Germany

Berlin’s famous Gendarmenmarkt Christmas market cancelled due to coronavirus concerns

#SwedishChristmas: A Christmas candy with an unfortunate name
Sweden

#SwedishChristmas: A Christmas candy with an unfortunate name

#SwedishChristmas: How a German Christmas tradition became distinctively Swedish
Sweden

#SwedishChristmas: How a German Christmas tradition became distinctively Swedish

The best and most festive things to do in Gothenburg this Christmas
Sweden

The best and most festive things to do in Gothenburg this Christmas

Rome’s new Christmas tree has arrived and things aren’t looking good
Italy

Rome’s new Christmas tree has arrived and things aren’t looking good

Turn on the bright lights: Christmas houses shine throughout Germany
Germany

Turn on the bright lights: Christmas houses shine throughout Germany

Santas rally for charity in Italy
Italy

Santas rally for charity in Italy

Sweden’s online retailers predict happy Christmas
Sweden

Sweden’s online retailers predict happy Christmas

Sweden’s Gävle Christmas goat ready to return for festive season
Sweden

Sweden’s Gävle Christmas goat ready to return for festive season

Denmark’s December to begin with cold, wet weather, but no snow
Denmark

Denmark’s December to begin with cold, wet weather, but no snow

#SwedishChristmas: Julmust, the festive drink that outsells Coca-Cola every winter
Sweden

#SwedishChristmas: Julmust, the festive drink that outsells Coca-Cola every winter

8 events not to miss in Germany this December
Germany

8 events not to miss in Germany this December

#SwedishChristmas: How a folklore tomte became Sweden’s Santa
Sweden

#SwedishChristmas: How a folklore tomte became Sweden’s Santa

#SwedishChristmas: How glögg sends Swedish wine consumption through the roof
Sweden

#SwedishChristmas: How glögg sends Swedish wine consumption through the roof

#SwedishChristmas: The children selling magazines on your doorstep
Sweden

#SwedishChristmas: The children selling magazines on your doorstep

Swedish Christmas gift guide: What to get everyone on your list this year
Sweden

Swedish Christmas gift guide: What to get everyone on your list this year

German church complains Christmas markets open too early
Germany

German church complains Christmas markets open too early

8 of the most beautiful German Christmas markets
Germany

8 of the most beautiful German Christmas markets

Sweden unveils hottest Christmas gift of 2018
Sweden

Sweden unveils hottest Christmas gift of 2018

Your guide to the best Swiss Christmas Markets in 2018
Switzerland

Your guide to the best Swiss Christmas Markets in 2018

Ten must-read articles to understand Swedish Christmas
Sweden

Ten must-read articles to understand Swedish Christmas

15 magical Christmas markets in Sweden this year
Sweden

15 magical Christmas markets in Sweden this year

Debunk: No, Sweden isn’t cancelling a Christmas concert because of migrants
Sweden

Debunk: No, Sweden isn’t cancelling a Christmas concert because of migrants

Postnord to raise prices over Christmas period
Sweden

Postnord to raise prices over Christmas period

Champs-Elysées Christmas market finds new home
France

Champs-Elysées Christmas market finds new home

Why Swedish Christmas has only just ended
Sweden

Why Swedish Christmas has only just ended

Corte Inglés fires sales assistant for revealing Santa’s true identity
Spain

Corte Inglés fires sales assistant for revealing Santa’s true identity

Spelacchio gets a second chance: Rome’s ‘mangy’ Christmas tree to be recycled
Italy

Spelacchio gets a second chance: Rome’s ‘mangy’ Christmas tree to be recycled

Outrage as Madrid chooses drag queen for traditional Three Kings parade
Spain

Outrage as Madrid chooses drag queen for traditional Three Kings parade

Denmark’s Christmas present exchange begins, but stores can refuse unwanted gifts
Denmark

Denmark’s Christmas present exchange begins, but stores can refuse unwanted gifts

Sweden’s Christmas miracle! Gävle straw goat survives
Sweden

Sweden’s Christmas miracle! Gävle straw goat survives

Train passengers travelled free on Denmark’s busiest post-Christmas day
Denmark

Train passengers travelled free on Denmark’s busiest post-Christmas day

Swiss Post reports bumper Christmas parcel trade
Switzerland

Swiss Post reports bumper Christmas parcel trade

Christmas wraps up with snow, wind and rain
Italy

Christmas wraps up with snow, wind and rain

Pope calls for peace in Jerusalem in Christmas message
Italy

Pope calls for peace in Jerusalem in Christmas message

Nursing home workers win big in Spain’s Christmas lottery
Spain

Nursing home workers win big in Spain’s Christmas lottery

Christkind vs Santa: how Germans and Americans celebrate Christmas differently
Germany

Christkind vs Santa: how Germans and Americans celebrate Christmas differently

Someone stole Naples’ Christmas tree within 24 hours
Italy

Someone stole Naples’ Christmas tree within 24 hours

How Christmas Eve in Germany this year clashes with commercialism
Germany

How Christmas Eve in Germany this year clashes with commercialism

Why do Danes eat duck and pork at Christmas?
Denmark

Why do Danes eat duck and pork at Christmas?

Italy steps up security for Christmas and New Year’s crowds
Italy

Italy steps up security for Christmas and New Year’s crowds

Rome reported for abuse of public funds over €50,000 Christmas tree
Italy

Rome reported for abuse of public funds over €50,000 Christmas tree

A quarter of a million Norwegian men have just started their Christmas shopping
Norway

A quarter of a million Norwegian men have just started their Christmas shopping

Hope for white Christmas melts away as warm front moves in
Germany

Hope for white Christmas melts away as warm front moves in

Rome’s €50,000 Christmas tree has been declared dead
Italy

Rome’s €50,000 Christmas tree has been declared dead

It WON’T be a white Christmas in Swiss cities this year
Switzerland

It WON’T be a white Christmas in Swiss cities this year

Norwegians take six-metre inflatable Santa to top of Europe’s highest sea cliff
Norway

Norwegians take six-metre inflatable Santa to top of Europe’s highest sea cliff

Tip of the week: How to donate time or money in Germany over the holidays
Germany

Tip of the week: How to donate time or money in Germany over the holidays

Vandals convert Madrid town nativity into porn scene
Spain

Vandals convert Madrid town nativity into porn scene

Italian Christmas gift guide: What to get everyone on your list this year
Italy

Italian Christmas gift guide: What to get everyone on your list this year

White Christmas in Denmark called off by meteorologists
Denmark

White Christmas in Denmark called off by meteorologists

Dozens of boating Santas race in Venice’s Grand Canal
Italy

Dozens of boating Santas race in Venice’s Grand Canal

Italy bakes world’s biggest Christmas cake panettone
Italy

Italy bakes world’s biggest Christmas cake panettone

How to donate time or money for a good cause in Italy this Christmas
Italy

How to donate time or money for a good cause in Italy this Christmas

Six quirky Italian Christmas traditions you should know about
Italy

Six quirky Italian Christmas traditions you should know about

Ten Christmas nativity scenes you’ll only see in Italy
Italy

Ten Christmas nativity scenes you’ll only see in Italy

Why I will always love Christmas in Sweden
Sweden

Why I will always love Christmas in Sweden

Spanish royals release official Christmas card
Spain

Spanish royals release official Christmas card

WWF’s ‘uncozy’ Christmas jumper goes down a storm
Switzerland

WWF’s ‘uncozy’ Christmas jumper goes down a storm

In pictures: The best and most magical Italian Christmas displays
Italy

In pictures: The best and most magical Italian Christmas displays

PODCAST: Weird Christmas traditions and learning Swedish with IKEA
Sweden

PODCAST: Weird Christmas traditions and learning Swedish with IKEA

Nativity scene made of nuts, fruit peels and beans goes on display
Italy

Nativity scene made of nuts, fruit peels and beans goes on display

World’s largest ‘Christmas tree’ in Gubbio lit up from space
Italy

World’s largest ‘Christmas tree’ in Gubbio lit up from space

Ten ways to spend the holiday weekend in Milan
Italy

Ten ways to spend the holiday weekend in Milan

Ten fun things to do in Italy in December
Italy

Ten fun things to do in Italy in December

The growing German trend for meat-free Christmas markets
Germany

The growing German trend for meat-free Christmas markets

Twelve ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Spain
Spain

Twelve ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Spain

Jewellery brand Pandora defends ‘sexist’ Christmas ad

Jewellery brand Pandora defends ‘sexist’ Christmas ad

‘Secret’ plan to protect Gävle Christmas goat from arsonists
Sweden

‘Secret’ plan to protect Gävle Christmas goat from arsonists

16 very original Gallic gifts to buy in France this Christmas
France

16 very original Gallic gifts to buy in France this Christmas

The ten most enchanting Christmas markets in Italy
Italy

The ten most enchanting Christmas markets in Italy

‘Being a Taxi Santa in Sweden is the happiest job out there’
Sweden

‘Being a Taxi Santa in Sweden is the happiest job out there’

5 events not to miss in Germany this December
Germany

5 events not to miss in Germany this December

Everything you need to know about preparing for Christmas like a German
Germany

Everything you need to know about preparing for Christmas like a German

Paris votes to axe its Big Wheel
France

Paris votes to axe its Big Wheel

Sweden cancels Santa World Cup in Lapland
Sweden

Sweden cancels Santa World Cup in Lapland

Lonely pensioner flooded with Christmas invites after posting note in supermarket
Germany

Lonely pensioner flooded with Christmas invites after posting note in supermarket

Sweden’s ‘Christmas gift of the year’ is an electric bike
Sweden

Sweden’s ‘Christmas gift of the year’ is an electric bike

SBB offers free festive train trip to those spending Christmas alone
Switzerland

SBB offers free festive train trip to those spending Christmas alone

French court backs scrapping of Champs-Elysées Christmas market
France

French court backs scrapping of Champs-Elysées Christmas market

12 things expats miss most from home at Christmas
Sweden

12 things expats miss most from home at Christmas

It’s Christmas market season! Glug a Glühwein at these wonderful Swiss markets this year
Switzerland

It’s Christmas market season! Glug a Glühwein at these wonderful Swiss markets this year

Wish lists from children worldwide pile up at Santa’s post offices in Germany
Germany

Wish lists from children worldwide pile up at Santa’s post offices in Germany

Ebenezer Scrooge: ‘Why I hate Swedish Christmas’

Ebenezer Scrooge: ‘Why I hate Swedish Christmas’

Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck is coming to Danish towns
Denmark

Coca-Cola’s Christmas truck is coming to Danish towns

Why there won’t be a Christmas market on the Champs-Elysées this year
France

Why there won’t be a Christmas market on the Champs-Elysées this year

Strasbourg’s Christmas preparations up in the air as second giant tree cracks under pressure
France

Strasbourg’s Christmas preparations up in the air as second giant tree cracks under pressure

Sweden’s big cities predicted to have coldest winter in five years
Sweden

Sweden’s big cities predicted to have coldest winter in five years

Paris fairground workers block traffic over decision to cancel Christmas market
France

Paris fairground workers block traffic over decision to cancel Christmas market

Paris carnival workers threaten to strike if Christmas market doesn’t go ahead
France

Paris carnival workers threaten to strike if Christmas market doesn’t go ahead

Sweden’s favourite Christmas spirit gets an Indian twist
Sweden

Sweden’s favourite Christmas spirit gets an Indian twist

Swedish shop gets into Christmas spirit… in August
Sweden

Swedish shop gets into Christmas spirit… in August

IN PHOTOS: Christmas comes early during Denmark’s annual Santa Claus congress
Denmark

IN PHOTOS: Christmas comes early during Denmark’s annual Santa Claus congress

‘Cancel Christmas parties’: Oslo extends city’s Covid-19 restrictions
Norway

‘Cancel Christmas parties’: Oslo extends city’s Covid-19 restrictions

Swiss study: snow to largely disappear from Alps by 2100
Switzerland

Swiss study: snow to largely disappear from Alps by 2100

Children report Three Kings to council over toy delivery failure
Spain

Children report Three Kings to council over toy delivery failure

Iconic Christmas tree in front of Vienna’s Rathaus taken down
Austria

Iconic Christmas tree in front of Vienna’s Rathaus taken down

Spain tightens security to keep crowds safe at Epiphany
Spain

Spain tightens security to keep crowds safe at Epiphany

El Corte Inglés has hidden gold ingots inside traditional Roscón cakes
Spain

El Corte Inglés has hidden gold ingots inside traditional Roscón cakes

Madrid party square appears in suspected jihadists’ video
Spain

Madrid party square appears in suspected jihadists’ video

Meet the Swede who invited a homeless Scot home for Christmas
Sweden

Meet the Swede who invited a homeless Scot home for Christmas

Madrid bans large trucks from city centre over terrorist fears
Spain

Madrid bans large trucks from city centre over terrorist fears

Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2018
Spain

Ten resolutions to make the most of life in Spain in 2018

Here’s how much Norwegians spent on Christmas
Norway

Here’s how much Norwegians spent on Christmas

Thousands of Christmas cards were stolen in Sweden this year
Sweden

Thousands of Christmas cards were stolen in Sweden this year

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Spain
Spain

How to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Spain

Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring you luck for 2017
Spain

Five Spanish New Year traditions to bring you luck for 2017

Millions of Italians ready to ‘regift’ unwanted Christmas presents
Italy

Millions of Italians ready to ‘regift’ unwanted Christmas presents

Here’s how much Danes spent on Christmas
Denmark

Here’s how much Danes spent on Christmas

Donald Duck was Sweden’s most watched TV show of 2016
Sweden

Donald Duck was Sweden’s most watched TV show of 2016

Italian Berlin attack victim buried in hometown
Italy

Italian Berlin attack victim buried in hometown

Ten rules to follow to avoid making a festive faux pas in France
France

Ten rules to follow to avoid making a festive faux pas in France

Santa Claus should live in Sweden, researchers calculate
Sweden

Santa Claus should live in Sweden, researchers calculate

France to deploy nearly 100,000 police and soldiers over Christmas weekend
France

France to deploy nearly 100,000 police and soldiers over Christmas weekend

World’s biggest pooping marzipan pig? It must be Christmas in Norway
Norway

World’s biggest pooping marzipan pig? It must be Christmas in Norway

Which of these Norwegian Christmas traditions is the strangest?
Norway

Which of these Norwegian Christmas traditions is the strangest?

Spain’s Christmas lottery showers fortune on ‘communists’ in struggling town
Spain

Spain’s Christmas lottery showers fortune on ‘communists’ in struggling town

Old folks celebrate big win in Spain’s Christmas lottery
Spain

Old folks celebrate big win in Spain’s Christmas lottery

Ten historic pictures of Sweden at Christmas
Sweden

Ten historic pictures of Sweden at Christmas

Norway told to brace for Christmas storms
Norway

Norway told to brace for Christmas storms

Opinion: The Christmas presents I’d give to Italy
Italy

Opinion: The Christmas presents I’d give to Italy

Little donkey: Live nativity scenes raise animal welfare concerns
Spain

Little donkey: Live nativity scenes raise animal welfare concerns

Ten Swedish tips for a stress-free Christmas party
Sweden

Ten Swedish tips for a stress-free Christmas party

A Christmas storm is on its way to Sweden
Sweden

A Christmas storm is on its way to Sweden

Madrid neighbourhood scoops ‘fat one’ in Spain’s Christmas lottery
Spain

Madrid neighbourhood scoops ‘fat one’ in Spain’s Christmas lottery

VIDEO: Swedish kitten mercilessly attacks Christmas tree
Sweden

VIDEO: Swedish kitten mercilessly attacks Christmas tree

Watch out for wave of diarrhoea in Sweden this Christmas
Sweden

Watch out for wave of diarrhoea in Sweden this Christmas

Four events to help you avoid Christmas
Sweden

Four events to help you avoid Christmas

Spain boosts security for Christmas crowds in wake of Berlin attack
Spain

Spain boosts security for Christmas crowds in wake of Berlin attack

How Donald Duck makes Sweden safer for one hour at Christmas
Sweden

How Donald Duck makes Sweden safer for one hour at Christmas

How to survive a Christmas on your own in Spain
Spain

How to survive a Christmas on your own in Spain

12 things you only get if you’ve celebrated Christmas in Sweden
Sweden

12 things you only get if you’ve celebrated Christmas in Sweden

Video: This Swedish choir sang an entire Christmas concert in the style of goats
Sweden

Video: This Swedish choir sang an entire Christmas concert in the style of goats

LIVE: Twelve dead as truck hits Berlin Christmas market in ‘probable terrorist attack’
Germany

LIVE: Twelve dead as truck hits Berlin Christmas market in ‘probable terrorist attack’

Snow in northern Italy… but will it be a white Christmas?
Italy

Snow in northern Italy… but will it be a white Christmas?

Will it be a White Christmas in Denmark?
Denmark

Will it be a White Christmas in Denmark?

Here’s where it’s going to snow in Sweden at Christmas
Sweden

Here’s where it’s going to snow in Sweden at Christmas

Seven truly Swiss Christmas gifts to give this year
Switzerland

Seven truly Swiss Christmas gifts to give this year

Swiss Christmas meal proves a health hazard
Switzerland

Swiss Christmas meal proves a health hazard

These dogs had a Christmas julbord and it was the cutest thing ever
Sweden

These dogs had a Christmas julbord and it was the cutest thing ever

Norway school accused of censoring Christmas songs
Norway

Norway school accused of censoring Christmas songs

White Christmas to remain a dream in Switzerland
Switzerland

White Christmas to remain a dream in Switzerland

Recipe: How to make Swedish Christmas rice porridge
Sweden

Recipe: How to make Swedish Christmas rice porridge

‘Anti-vegan’ Christmas cake ad provokes outcry in Italy
Italy

‘Anti-vegan’ Christmas cake ad provokes outcry in Italy

Rome’s ugly Christmas tree gets makeover after hundreds complained
Italy

Rome’s ugly Christmas tree gets makeover after hundreds complained

Travel: The top ten festive spots to visit in Rome
Italy

Travel: The top ten festive spots to visit in Rome

Fun things to do if you’re stuck in Sweden this Christmas
Sweden

Fun things to do if you’re stuck in Sweden this Christmas

How I fled Isis and celebrated Christmas with a Swedish circus
Sweden

How I fled Isis and celebrated Christmas with a Swedish circus

Is Rome’s Christmas tree really the ugliest in the world?
Italy

Is Rome’s Christmas tree really the ugliest in the world?

Nine quirky Christmas nativity scenes you can see in Italy
Italy

Nine quirky Christmas nativity scenes you can see in Italy

How to celebrate Christmas like the Italians
Italy

How to celebrate Christmas like the Italians

The ultimate guide to ‘El Gordo’ – Spain’s fat Christmas lottery
Spain

The ultimate guide to ‘El Gordo’ – Spain’s fat Christmas lottery

Five key julbord points: idiot’s guide to the Swedish Christmas meal
Sweden

Five key julbord points: idiot’s guide to the Swedish Christmas meal

Seven FREE things to do in Paris this Christmas season
France

Seven FREE things to do in Paris this Christmas season

Spanish princess dons reindeer jumper in royal Christmas card
Spain

Spanish princess dons reindeer jumper in royal Christmas card

Eight weird and wonderful Italian Christmas news stories
Italy

Eight weird and wonderful Italian Christmas news stories

Sex shop’s dildo nativity scene sparks controversy in Spain
Spain

Sex shop’s dildo nativity scene sparks controversy in Spain

Ten Instagram pictures that prove Sweden is an amazing winter country
Sweden

Ten Instagram pictures that prove Sweden is an amazing winter country

Sweden beats China to win Santa world cup
Sweden

Sweden beats China to win Santa world cup

In pictures: Switzerland’s fabulous Christmas lights
Switzerland

In pictures: Switzerland’s fabulous Christmas lights

IN PICTURES: Italy lights up for Christmas
Italy

IN PICTURES: Italy lights up for Christmas

Watch the adorable Italian Christmas advert made by Harry Potter director
Italy

Watch the adorable Italian Christmas advert made by Harry Potter director

The dishes that make a real French Christmas feast
France

The dishes that make a real French Christmas feast

Police draft in back-up to hunt down Sweden’s Christmas goat burner
Sweden

Police draft in back-up to hunt down Sweden’s Christmas goat burner

Why the French face a pricey Christmas dinner this year
France

Why the French face a pricey Christmas dinner this year

All you need to know about Geneva’s Escalade festival
Switzerland

All you need to know about Geneva’s Escalade festival

These German children’s songs bring tears to my eyes
Germany

These German children’s songs bring tears to my eyes

16 traditions you need to follow to fake being a Swede at Christmas
Sweden

16 traditions you need to follow to fake being a Swede at Christmas

Cancel my Christmas julbord? That’s akin to WWII persecution, claims Swedish nationalist
Sweden

Cancel my Christmas julbord? That’s akin to WWII persecution, claims Swedish nationalist

Why the ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ is making waves in Deutschland
Germany

Why the ‘ugly Christmas sweater’ is making waves in Deutschland

Vienna auction house sells undelivered parcels
Austria

Vienna auction house sells undelivered parcels

Swedish festive ad pulled following racist abuse of child
Sweden

Swedish festive ad pulled following racist abuse of child

1,000 sprinting Santas take over small German town
Germany

1,000 sprinting Santas take over small German town

No fire, but: Gävle’s baby yule goat run over by car
Sweden

No fire, but: Gävle’s baby yule goat run over by car

Ten crazy Christmas decorations you’d only find in Italy
Italy

Ten crazy Christmas decorations you’d only find in Italy

How to celebrate Christmas like the Swiss
Switzerland

How to celebrate Christmas like the Swiss

Christmas recipe: Swedish saffron buns with almonds
Sweden

Christmas recipe: Swedish saffron buns with almonds

No, Sweden has not banned Christmas lights. Here’s proof
Sweden

No, Sweden has not banned Christmas lights. Here’s proof

Christmas trees fly for free with Austrian airline Niki
Austria

Christmas trees fly for free with Austrian airline Niki

Seven events in Italy to brighten up your December
Italy

Seven events in Italy to brighten up your December

Your essential guide for doing Christmas just like a German
Germany

Your essential guide for doing Christmas just like a German

Priest tells schoolchildren Christkind doesn’t exist
Austria

Priest tells schoolchildren Christkind doesn’t exist

The Wes Anderson Christmas ad everyone’s talking about
Sweden

The Wes Anderson Christmas ad everyone’s talking about

7 ways Comparis makes shopping in Switzerland easier
Switzerland

7 ways Comparis makes shopping in Switzerland easier

Record number of Danes can’t afford Christmas
Denmark

Record number of Danes can’t afford Christmas

Swedes hope to rebuild burned-down yule goat
Sweden

Swedes hope to rebuild burned-down yule goat

7 events in Germany that’ll make December unforgettable
Germany

7 events in Germany that’ll make December unforgettable

Swedish inmates demand: We want to make Christmas cards
Sweden

Swedish inmates demand: We want to make Christmas cards

‘Natural Reality’ glasses video mocks tech-obsessed Swedes
Sweden

‘Natural Reality’ glasses video mocks tech-obsessed Swedes

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