Looking For A Picture-Perfect Christmas?

Look around you and you'll probably see that people are already waiting in anticipation for Christmas. Sometimes the anticipation is more exciting than the day itself.[slideshow:102843]

Decorating homes in Christmas cheer, listening to holiday music, and drinking hot coco by the fireplace are some of the many activities folks have to look forward to.

Enjoy the red lights in the trees, snow everywhere, fine decorations, lights galore, and romantic Christmas markets.

Experience the magic of the holidays Europe while seeing the enchanting Northern Lights in Iceland, go skiing in the world's largest après ski towns, or simply walk along the cobblestone streets in one of the world's most romantic cities.

Visit the happiest country in the world and see how locals celebrate what is one of the biggest holidays of the year; see people get really into the legend of Santa Claus in a historic city with beautiful century-old houses are stunningly lit and decorated as early as the first week of December; or visit the city where the oldest Christmas market in the world is still a must-see attraction. 

Festivities have always been enthusiastically observed in the Old Continent, and some recently revamped holiday programs have given festivities a modern edge.

Click here to see 17 charming European towns to spend Christmas

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