Many mariners are on the high seas at Christmas. For them and their relatives there's been a radio broadcast, "Gruss an Bord," since 1953. Wives, mothers, fathers and friends send their Christmas greetings over the seven seas.
Recent violence sparked by US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital has put a damper on Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem. Still, scores of people took part in Christmas Eve festivities.
Pope Francis is going to need a microscope to see this year's Christmas gift from Lithuania. The small Baltic country has given Francis a microscopic nativity scene where baby Jesus is smaller than a human cell.
Berlin is in turmoil. DW columnist Gero Schliess fears that the terror attack on the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market and the recent anti-Semitic protests have had a destructive impact on the city.
In one small town in the U.S. state of Michigan, it’s Christmas all year round. Christmas Wonderland bills itself as the world’s largest Christmas store. Its founder Wally Bronner had German ancestors.
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