1. Springmann and her family light the first of four candles on the Advent wreath and open the first window of their chocolate-filled advent calendars.
2. (i) festivities
3. Because she wants her children, who were both born in Hong Kong, to know her traditions and how she experienced Christmas in Germany.
6. 301,000/ the second number, as the first surely includes tourists.
7. (i) lighting Advent candles
(ii) celebrating the Feast of Saint Lucy/St. Lucy’s Day
9. food/a feast
10. the women chefs/the female members of Chicota’s family