It's like Christmas never happened! Shops are already opening their doors again, serving customers using gift cards and those looking to swap an unwanted gift.
There are 67 shopping malls in Berlin — far too many, says columnist Gero Schliess. To him, these buildings are symbols of artificial consumption that are ruining Berlin's character. His cry: Stop the mall madness!
Do you manage to relax in December or is shopping for presents too stressful? Should we stop giving gifts altogether? Sociologist Elfie Miklautz explains why gifts are so important for our relationships.
One of the world's most beloved Christmas carols, "Silent Night" was written nearly two centuries ago, yet keeps resonating in Christmas festivities.
It's a yearly ritual: Berlin turns into a giant Christmas market a month before the year's end. Yet the anniversary of last year's tragic terror attack is dampening the festive mood, says DW's columnist Gero Schliess.
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