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This Christmas, give the gift of candy produced in the middle of everyone’s favourite hipster Bezirk. more

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Walter Crasshole on why those who stay in Berlin over the holidays have the gayest time of all. more

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Alternative? Berlin's got alternative in spades. What do you do when you want to go the traditional Christmas route this Advent season? Not to worry, here are seven that keep the spirit (more or less) alive. more

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Forget kids – what are you gonna get your dog for Christmas? From December 9-10, head to Grunewald for the latest in chic leashes and organic treats. Plus a poodle show! more

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This holiday season, ditch the smartphone and rediscover the joys of books, vinyl records, Super 8 camcorders, letterpress printers and more. Plus: #MeToo in Berlin, the best and worst of 2017 and much more, on stands now! more

In Print

OUT NOW! Packed full of harmless foul-mouthed fun, but A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS doesn't quite sparkle. more

Film

How should we respond to the Breitscheidplatz attack? The same way we respond to any other crime, not by attacking Merkel and her refugee policy. Seymour makes the case for reason. more

Opinion

Not been to the ballet yet? Why not start with its most accessible of all Christmas ballets... Playing at the Deutsche Oper, the Nacho Duato and Staatsballett’s new version of The Nutcracker is Berlin's most opulent yet. more

Theatre & Dance

Can't be bothered to cook this Christmas? Exberliner has got your goose (and other goodies) with a list of restaurants welcoming guests with seasonal cheer this December 24, 25 and 26. more

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Seven gift ideas to indulge the hipster granny in you… or your loved ones! more

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Berlin has dozens of holiday markets, but which ones are actually worth a visit? Here are six that stand out. more

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You're never gonna beat the racists by saying that Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus were refugees (they weren't anyway). As every real Christian knows, there's only one thing that can win our hearts at Christmas: money. more

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INTERVIEW. Spend this year’s holidays with Einstürzende Neubauten leader Bargeld at Radialsystem V as his band performs Lament, a set of original compositions, covers and reworks marking 100 years since the beginning of World War I. more

Concerts & Parties

Are your nightmares dominated by overcrowded dining room tables and piles of dirty dishes? Berlin's restaurants come to rescue you from Christmas dinner toil. Here are five of the best places to eat out on Christmas Day. more

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With the first Advent come and gone, Weihnachtsmarkt season is in full swing. Among the bio-vegan-Japanese hype, don't forget these five classics. Frohes Fest! more

Be brave, dear readers, Gris has a few uplifting words for you. And those words? Be brave. more

Opinion

What's a family to do on Christmas when one of the flock converts to a different religion? Coming together under such circumstances can take a little effort. A Berlin Studentin recounts how her sibling’s sudden conversion changed their whole family. more

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Found yourself alone in Berlin this holiday season? Whether you're a stranded expat looking for a teat to suckle on or a homegrown hermit bunking down, Mossy has got the coming week's emotional roller coaster all planned out for you. more

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Is the hassle of Christmas dinner too much for you? Can't take the pressure of hosting all your orphaned friends trapped in Berlin for the holidays, let alone cooking for them? Here are five ideas that might just save your Christmas. more

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Christmas is just around the corner! Show some hometown pride this season and give your loved ones something that just screams Berlin, from Aldi action figures to club stench in a bauble to a GDR boardgame for some family fun. more

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