Episode 4: CHRISTMAS

The scent of biscuits, a Christmas tree and family: Christmas is the most popular and above all the most traditional celebration of the year. However, there are problems with the legitimacy of the true gift messenger: St. Nicholas, Christ Child or Father Christmas? Because Luther sent St. Nicholas into retirement in 1535. And in the 17th century, the lavish Christmas celebrations were banned in England. In this episode we do not only look at which new and old traditions enrich Christmas, but also at what is going on in the world on these days. Why is Christmas Island up to its neck in water, who globalised the Christmas tree and why should you hide a cucumber in the tree? And what have three astronauts discovered behind the moon? Have fun on this Christmas world tour.


WRITER: Martin Tönnessen, Sandra Klösges     EDITOR: Alina Krischke   COMMISSIONING EDITOR: Tina Weimar (ZDF), Johannes Geiger (ZDF), Claudia Friese (ZDF)