Practice makes perfect and Santa Claus knows this. Santa needs to always practice his balance so he does not fall on his big night and Germany has some very steep rooftops to practice on. Watch as Santa practices his footsteps on an icy rooftop in Nuremberg.
In Germany Christmas trees are put up on Christmas Eve and decorated the same day, presents are placed around the tree and it is very likely that kids are able to open their presents that day. In many families it is still a custom to sing Christmas songs around the tree before opening up the presents.