On the eve of the Christmas holidays

Salute crowned the world's largest Christmas tree in the water on December 5 opening ceremony in Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon in Rio de Janeiro. (Antonio Scorza / AFP - Getty Images)

Christmas lights adorn the Diagonal Avenue in Barcelona. (Julian Martin / EPA)

Christmas decorations glow in the old city of Vienna, Austria. City "on fire" on November 27 in anticipation of the holidays. (Joe Klamar / AFP - Getty Images)

Christmas tree with lights and garlands on Reforma Avenue in Mexico City on December 5th. Artificial tree is 111 meters in height. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP - Getty Images)


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