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Australia: Most popular event is called Carols by Candlelight where people come together at night to light candles and sing Christmas carols outside

Mexico: Family members cut intricate designs in brown paper bags to make lanterns, or farolitos. They place a candle inside and then set the farolitos along sidewalks, on windowsills, and on rooftops and outdoor walls to illuminate the community with the spirit of Christmas.

England: Children write a letter to Father Christmas with their wishes and toss their letter into the fire so their wishes can go up the chimney. After the children fall asleep on Christmas Eve, Father Christmas comes to visit.

France: On Christmas Day, families go to church and then enjoy an abundant feast of wonderful dishes, ending with the traditional Buche de Noel, a rich buttercream-filled cake shaped and frosted to look like a Yule log.

Denmark: Christmas in Denmark begins with the Advent wreath, a wreath with four candles lighting one for the four Sundays leading up to Christmas, as well as a countdown candle marked with each day of December, and ending with celebrations on Christmas Eve where they typically have live candles on the tree and sing and dance around the tree.

Christmas Around the World