The World's Wackiest Holiday Traditions

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

It's hard to think of anything wackier than honoring the birth of Jesus -- a man who preached peace, love and charity -- by maxing out your credit cards, gorging on turkey, fighting with in-laws and drinking yourself into a stupor. But that's largely what we Americans do.

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