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Ten ways to celebrate Christmas like a German

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Ten ways to celebrate Christmas like a German
Gnomes, Christmas pyramids, wreaths and Saint Nick: just a few of our favourite things about Christmas in Germany. Photos: DPA
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The Germans celebrate the holiday season better than most and this week's Local List is the perfect recipe for a traditional Christmas, with ten top tips to enjoy the festive period like a German.

The Local has teamed up with YouTube channel Get Germanized to tip our hat to the country's biggest Christmas customs as well as some less well known ones, including gnomes, pyramids and a kidnapping demon.

What do Germans traditionally eat on Christmas Eve? Why do children put their shoes out at the start of December? And what, oh what, do gnomes have to do with Christmas?

Check out our list with Get Germanized to find out how to have the perfect German-style Christmas.

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