Grandma Most families in Germany own a "Christmas pyramid" from the Erzgebirge. You light the candles, and the interior part with the figures begins to move. Then the whole family sings Christmas songs. Nice preparation for Christmas all through Advent!
We also visited Munich. Munich in winter has it all: Christmas markets (the largest and most famous is in Marienplatz) redolent with roasting chestnuts and mulled wine; historic baroque architecture topped with fluffy white snow.