We cannot discuss December holidays without mentioning Christmas. While some countries, such as the U.S. and Korea, celebrate Christmas on snowy landscapes with bonfires, people in Australia and New Zealand spend the holiday camping or at the beach. Hanukkah is an eight-day Jewish celebration during which Jewish people light menorah candles and eat potato pancakes, known as latkes, and jelly donuts. New Year’s Eve commemorates the end of the previous year and the beginning of the New Year. Religious people go to places of worship, while others celebrate by spending time with their friends and family.