Weird and Wonderful Christmas :
Ah, the delights of Christmas. Holiday carolers, beautifully wrapped packages, twinkling lights, and . . . a feast of caterpillars fried in oil?! Welcome to Weird and Wonderful Christmas, a journey off the beaten path to the bizarre side of the world's most beloved holiday, where for every Christmas sugarplum there is a plate of lutefisk (that's cod soaked in lye, a Christmas favorite in Norway). December 25th has become so much more - and less - than a sacred religious celebration. It is a time to be joyously selfless and a time to indulge in an orgy of consumerism; a time for sober reflection and a time to lift a few too many glasses of eggnog and wake up facedown under the office conference table. And, apparently, if you are Werner Erhard, a time to send out 62,824 personal greeting cards. Or for the 5,000 citizens of Porto, Portugal, it's a time to dress up as Santa Claus and parade through the town. Austrian children leave Father Christmas a glass of beer instead of milk and cookies, and in the closed off streets of Caracas, Venezuela, worshippers roller-skate to church. Weird and Wonderful Christmas covers every wacky, wonderful, little-known Christmas tradition from every corner of the world.