Countries and their Christmas Traditions

Challenge #61 in the Just Because series. Hosted by AussieJo.
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Show me how Christmas is celebrated around the world. Please state the name of the country the photo is from (mandatory), and if you want to put more details in the description to explain more of the traditions it would be a great learning experience for us all (optional).
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Italian House full of XMas lights and subjects.
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Submitted: Wednesday, 4th January, 2012 07:53 (GMT)
Taken: Saturday, 31st December, 2011
Focal length: 18 mm
Shutter speed: 2 sec
Aperture: F11
ISO: 100
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