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A less festive bunch it’s hard to imagine.
This is Hitler and his henchmen celebrating Christmas in 1941 – not that you’d know it from their glum expressions.
These probably had something to do with the recent dispiriting failure of Nazi attempts to seize Moscow and take control of Russia.
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Hitler believed religion had no place in his 1,000-year Reich, so he replaced the Christian figure of Saint Nicholas with the Norse god Odin and urged Germans to celebrate the season as a holiday of the ‘winter solstice’, rather than Christmas.
But while many Germans baked biscuits and cakes in the shape of swastikas and adorned their trees with the symbols of the Nazi regime, most still called the festival Christmas.
No place for religion, so he included two gods instead of one No place for the "traditions of Christmas" so he made it into a pagan "winter solstice" Sounds pretty traditional to me