Since we're German and all (well, one of us, and 4 that are half), we get to celebrate Nikolaus today! It's a fun little tradition leading into Christmas. Saint Nicholas comes during the night from the 5th to the 6th of December, and puts little treats and presents in the kids' shoes (which they set out the night of the 5th, before they go to bed). He's not to be confused with Santa Claus, who's a completely different person! Often, we lead into it on the 5th by having a cozy afternoon spent as a family, baking cookies, reading stories, etc. Due to Dave having a huge project due at work soon, we kinda had to skip over that part this year. Maybe we'll bake some cookies today!