Episode043: When you live in a country that doesn’t celebrate Christmas

Merry start to your Christmas season! In this episode, we are talking about how we celebrate Christmas in a predominately Islamic county, a.k.a. a country where the majority do not celebrate Christmas. We chat about how to be intentional during this time or Christmas would just pass you by!

That being said, we are also popping out to Germany again for a couple of weeks and will be celebrating Christmas day there. We are so thankful to be housesitting/pet sitting like we did last year and are looking forward to all the great Christmas markets around the area!



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Mentioned links:

A Simple Advent by Tsh Oxenreider

Last year’s home and decorations

IWAI Christmas Market

Lighting of the Christmas Tree

Markets in Basel, Switzerland


Episode023: When your tickets are in France but you are in Switzerland

Episode024: When you finish your year touring European Christmas Markets


Questions for the listeners:

  • What do you do to celebrate the Christmas season?
  • What activities do you have for Advent?
  • Have you been to the Christmas markets in Europe? If so, where?

As always, email us your questions and we will answer them in a future episode!


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