As much as I love Hamburg, I am really looking forward to going back to Scandinavia for Christmas. It's just so pretty and I get to have my family around me again.
I don't get why people dread the holidays. I love the decorations, the traditional songs, the smell of fresh gingerbread and cinnamon lattes, the snow (if you're lucky) and all the cosyness. No other time of the year manages to make me feel that much like a kid again ;-)