Friendsgiving has become a staple and so has white elephant, but how else can you celebrate winter holidays with friends?

Here are some examples of what people around the world do to share the joy with their friends.

  • Hold a glass pickle hunt. One of Germany’s favorite holiday traditions, this centuries-old game involves hiding a pickle ornament in a hard-to-spot place on the tree. The person who finds it first gets an extra present.
  • Bake Challenge. Invite everyone over and challenge yourself and your friends by attempting homemade eggnog, candy canes, or cookies with a secret ingredient.
  • Fried Chicken Until recently Christmas was not a big deal in Japan.  A new, quirky “tradition” has emerged in recent years – a Christmas Day feast of the Colonel’s very own Kentucky Fried Chicken. Invite pals over and fry up some chicken with an award given to the tastiest one.
  • Celebrate a holiday that is not your own There are 6 holidays celebrated in December all around the world that are not Christmas: Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, Las Posadas, Diwali, Chinese New Year and many more