December 26, 2013
From Christmas 2013 Around the World, one of 40 photos. Young children hold Christingles, meaning “Christ Lights”, during a festive church service on Christmas Eve in Hong Kong, on December 24, 2013. The services derive from a Moravian custom of distributing lit candles to children on Christmas Eve in order to celebrate Christ, the light of the world. A Christingle is made of an orange, representing the world, with a red ribbon around it representing the blood of Jesus. Fruits and sweets are skewered onto cocktail sticks which are pushed into the orange representing the fruits of the earth and the four seasons. A lit candle is finally pushed into the center of the orange representing Christ, the light of the world. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

From Christmas 2013 Around the World, one of 40 photos. Young children hold Christingles, meaning “Christ Lights”, during a festive church service on Christmas Eve in Hong Kong, on December 24, 2013. The services derive from a Moravian custom of distributing lit candles to children on Christmas Eve in order to celebrate Christ, the light of the world. A Christingle is made of an orange, representing the world, with a red ribbon around it representing the blood of Jesus. Fruits and sweets are skewered onto cocktail sticks which are pushed into the orange representing the fruits of the earth and the four seasons. A lit candle is finally pushed into the center of the orange representing Christ, the light of the world. (Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)

December 16, 2013
From 'Tis the Season, one of 28 photos. Here, Grumpy Cat, acting as Friskies “spokescat”, sits on Santa’s lap at a promotional event at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, on December 10, 2013. (Bret Hartman/AP Images for Friskies)

From 'Tis the Season, one of 28 photos. Here, Grumpy Cat, acting as Friskies “spokescat”, sits on Santa’s lap at a promotional event at Capitol Records in Los Angeles, California, on December 10, 2013. (Bret Hartman/AP Images for Friskies)

December 3, 2013
From Krampus: Saint Nicholas’ Dark Companion, one of 20 photos. A participant dressed as Krampus walks the streets in search of delinquent children during Krampusnacht on November 30, 2013 in Neustift im Stubaital, Austria. Sixteen Krampus groups including over 200 Krampuses participated in the first annual Neustift event. Krampus, in Tyrol also called Tuifl, is a demon-like creature represented by a fearsome, hand-carved wooden mask with animal horns, a suit made from sheep or goat skin and large cow bells attached to the waist that the wearer rings by running or shaking his hips up and down. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of December 5 to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

From Krampus: Saint Nicholas’ Dark Companion, one of 20 photos. A participant dressed as Krampus walks the streets in search of delinquent children during Krampusnacht on November 30, 2013 in Neustift im Stubaital, Austria. Sixteen Krampus groups including over 200 Krampuses participated in the first annual Neustift event. Krampus, in Tyrol also called Tuifl, is a demon-like creature represented by a fearsome, hand-carved wooden mask with animal horns, a suit made from sheep or goat skin and large cow bells attached to the waist that the wearer rings by running or shaking his hips up and down. Krampus has been a part of Central European, alpine folklore going back at least a millennium, and since the 17th-century Krampus traditionally accompanies St. Nicholas and angels on the evening of December 5 to visit households to reward children that have been good while reprimanding those who have not. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

December 21, 2012
From Christmas Time Around The World, one of 39 photos. Gregory Gull Jr., dressed as Santa, throws fresh snow in the air in Crested Butte, Colorado, on December 20, 2012. Over 32 inches of snow fell on the mountains during the past seven days. (AP Photo/Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Nathan Bilow)

From Christmas Time Around The World, one of 39 photos. Gregory Gull Jr., dressed as Santa, throws fresh snow in the air in Crested Butte, Colorado, on December 20, 2012. Over 32 inches of snow fell on the mountains during the past seven days. (AP Photo/Crested Butte Mountain Resort, Nathan Bilow)