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This is Flip Flop Flying's Advent Calendar.
It's a bunch of photos of Christmas in Berlin.



1st December

Buckets of senf und ketchup at a bratwurst stand at Alexanderplatz's Christmas market.





2nd December

The rather ropey cover of Brian Wilson's new Christmas album.





3rd December

Aerosol snow and jammy doughnuts at a bakery on my street.





4th December

Big gummi-ish snowman in the window of the hairdresser's across the road.





5th December

A nearly frozen lake in Schöneberg.





6th December

Mmmm. candy floss...





7th December

Christmas fairground on Unter den Linden.





8th December

Just in case you'd forgotten, a big shop in the centre of Berlin reminds you what it's all about.





9th December

I really like this.
It's huge plant pots filled with baubles outside the entrance to a fancy hotel.
I can't remember the name, but Robbie Williams stayed there once.





10th December

An, err, interesting drawing advertising a little place selling glühwein.





11th December

This is the entrance to a restaurant which Billy and I walk past on the way to the park.





12th December

The window display of a posh clothes shop. Nice amount of satsumas, I think.





13th December

Seems like this building, Oderburger Strasse 13, has a very festive hausmeister.





14th December

Even hardware stores are getting into the spirit.





15th December

A fairy light version of Brandenburger Tor. Sehr schön.





16th December

Festive toilet paper.
The Winterduft (winter fragrance), by the way, smells horrible.
It's kinda like a fake gingerbread-y smell.





17th December

Christmassy cranes at Alexanderplatz.





18th December

The window display of a second hand clothes shop on Pappelallee.





19th December

A very festive balcony on Hagenauer Strasse.





20th December

Ho ho ho! Big light-y Father Christmas.





21st December

This looked better in real life.
Lots of nice blue lights on the front of a hotel near a elevated train track.





22nd December

Aaah, they always make a big effort on Friedrichstrasse.





23th December

Nice big snowflakes at the KulturBrauerei.





24th December

A market with a big tree in front of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche.





Merry Christmas!