It's Sankt Nikolaus day
In Austria the guy who inspired the creation of good old Santa - Sankt Nikolaus (or affectionately called Nikolo by little kids) - walks the streets and gives his blessings. Yesterday, his grumpy companion - Krampus - birched naughty children . Today, the nice kids get sweets and fruits. Dudes and dudesses, put your boots or socks outside your doors and hope for the best.
I always loved that tradition. According to stories from my grandmother I used to be terribly afraid of the Krampus , nevertheless, behaved quite cleverly when one of the dressed up Nikolos asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Well knowing that he was carrying around a sack full of sweets I replied: «Ein Zuckerl, bitte» (candy, please).
 Isn't it a funny coincidence that December 05 is also my brother's birthday?
 No wonder, look at the embedded picture.