Having lived in Germany but recently started living in Scotland, I can say that Christmas in Germany is definitely a bit different to Christmas in the UK. The most obvious thing is that we have presents on the 24th, the Holy Evening. Depending if you are Christian or not, families often go to church in the afternoon of the 24th, then you see family and open presents and either have a huge Christmas dinner or just a very typical German Holy Evening meal which is a traditional potato salad and sausages, like frankfurters. Personally, we never go to church, but we have our own traditions: when I was a child me and my little brother went down to play with my grandparents while my parents set up the presents under the tree, and when a little bell rang, we were allowed to go and open our presents. After that we would have dinner with my grandparents: mostly a roast, similar to a Sunday roast. Nowadays we have dinner first, then exchange gifts, drink mulled wine and watch some traditional Christmas movies.