As we enter the winter season, I headed this week down to Chicago's famous Christkindlmarkt - literally "Christmas Market" - to see how the Germans do it.
Christkindlmarkt is based on the world famous Christmas Market in Nuremburg, Germany, and provides a great opportunity for window shopping, chocolate consumption, and moderate insobriety.
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Laurence Brown is a British man writing his way through the truly bizarre world of America - a place he sometimes accidentally calls home and a place he still hasn't quite figured out after seven years. Thankfully, his journey is made 12% easier by the fact that his accent makes him sound much smarter than he is. For evidence of this, subscribe to his popular Lost in the Pond web series over on YouTube.