People watching – everybody does it. We even stopped a few travelers at Düsseldorf Airport to ask: What’s your favorite Christmas tradition?

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AKEMI INABA, school student
When I bake apple cake with my mom and the delicious smell fills the house, I start getting into a festive mood.

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JAMIE LEAKE, sales manager
In England, we hang socks at the bottom of the bed or from the mantelpiece on Christmas Eve. Seeing my kids' faces when they find them filled with sweets and small presents in the morning is fantastic!

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MENGYAO ZHU, university student
I always travel home to my family in Shanxi, China, at Christmas. The best thing about the holiday is getting to see everyone again.

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MARIANNE RYSER, seminar leader
Christmas dinner traditionally ends with 13 different desserts in France. It's supposed to bring luck for the new year - and it's scrumptious!

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WAYNE SNOW, musician
Spending time with friends. We get together in Berlin and everyone brings a specialty from their country. Then we talk far into the night.

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