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Top 10 Weird and Wonderful Festive Traditions

11/06/2013 09:35 am ET | Updated Nov 06, 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year.

For a couple of weeks every year the world takes on a magic glow, people seem merrier, and even winter somehow feels cozy.

The time for friends and family, good food and gifts is just around the corner and, whether you're celebrating a religious festival, like Hanukkah or Christmas, or a more secular occasion, you're sure to have your own selection of traditions and rituals that make the holiday season so special.

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's top 10 festive traditions from around the world are certainly wonderful -- sometimes wonderfully weird -- and are guaranteed to put you in a festive frame of mind.

Top 10 weird and wonderful festive traditions