Christmas markets http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/79534/all en Germany: How Christmas survived communism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/131220/germany-christmas-markets-woodcarving <p>BERLIN &mdash; Once upon a time, when there was a communist East Germany, a real-life Grinch stole Christmas and turned it into a &#39;socialist festival for peace.&#39; However, the old tradition of Christmas markets continued behind the Berlin Wall.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/131220/germany-christmas-markets-woodcarving" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christmas markets Strange But True Germany Culture & Lifestyle Wed, 25 Dec 2013 06:18:00 +0000 Jason Overdorf 6026065 at http://www.globalpost.com