December 25, 1914 – The Christmas Truce

December 25, 1914 – The Christmas Truce

Just after midnight on Christmas morning, the majority of German troops engaged in World War I cease firing their guns and artillery and commence to sing Christmas carols.

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Balkans and Germany: holiday traditions from around the world

Balkans and Germany: holiday traditions from around the world

Krampus, a half-goat, half-demon, emerges around Christmastime in order to punish children who have not behaved that year, in contrast to Santa Claus.

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