What are Germans wishing for this Christmas? In many churches, people write their Christmas wishes on small slips of paper and pin them up on the prayer wall.
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl has told Germany's "Bild" newspaper that he hopes to meet Hungary's premier Viktor Orban. Could Kohl's wish amount to criticism of Chancellor Angela Merkel's asylum policy?
President Joachim Gauck's traditional Christmas Eve speech has been released in English. He said Germany had shown itself to be a "kind and caring country" amid the crises of 2015.
In Germany a Christmas tree - a real one - is a must-have. Some people see it as a short term roommate and even give it a name. And the ritual of getting one is also part of the celebration.
This holiday season, toy Death Stars and armies of miniature Stormtroopers are among the items filling kids' wish lists. The popularity of some movie franchises has Germans buying more toys than ever before.
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