Many Finns enjoy two sessions of relaxing sauna on Christmas Eve as self-care for mental health.
In Japan, a Christmas tradition involves indulging in a KFC meal, offering a break from traditional holiday cooking.
Norwegians often engage in outdoor activities like hiking or skiing to embrace nature and fresh air at Christmas.
Danes celebrate "hygge" with cozy gatherings, candles, food, and comfort—fostering a sense of warmth and relaxation.
Referred to as "La Viglia", this Christmas Eve tradition sees Italians partake in a seafood feast, thereby addressing feelings like homesickness.
Icelanders exchange books on Christmas Eve, and follow this up with a cozy night of reading by the fire and drinking hot chocolate.
Germans visit festive Christmas markets—combining socialization with the joy of seasonal treats, decorations, and gift shopping.
This nine-day celebration religious celebration involves processions, storytelling, and communal house visits, fostering a sense of community and togetherness.
Australians often spend Christmas on the beach, combining sunshine, barbecues, and relaxation with festive cheer.
Swedes celebrate with candlelit processions, creating a serene and calming atmosphere during the holiday season.