Every year before Christmas, Christmas markets pop up in most cities in Germany (and apparently Austria, and recently France)*. It's basically a farmer's market type operation, with all things Christmasy instead of veggies and fruits and chickenpoop-encrusted fresh eggs. One of the highlights for me each year is this:
Chestnuts (most often roasting on a not-so-open fire)! They are good for warming up your hands and are delicious.
This year, I was going to miss the fun since the markets traditionally close on either the 23rd or 24th and I don't get there until the 27th but HA! The good people in Strasburg are keeping their market open until the 30th, so I can have a chance to enjoy the roasted chestnuts, mulled wine, and mild temperatures.
*The picture is of the Weihnachtsmarkt in my home town.