This is MadScientist, live from vibrant Cologne, Germany. It's not just a merry, it's a crazy Christmas. Millions of Dutchmen, Belgians, and Britons have conquered the city and compete for Christmas bargains against the indigenous inhabitants. The most fiercely disputed battlefield is again the Christmas fair, or Weihnachtsmarkt in German, and as of tomorrow I will start a small series with ultimate survival tips for the Christmas fair craze. Hope you find it to be of value, as Weihnachtsmärkte are spreading all over the Anglo-Saxon world. Be strong!