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These photos prove Hitler and the Nazis celebrated Christmas just like the rest of us

We thought these guys would’ve been on Santa’s naughty list, but apparently not…

If you ever wondered what Christmas was like in Nazi Germany under Adolf Hitler, look no further than these eye-popping snaps of Hitler and the Nazis celebrating the holidays.

What’s most unsettling about them is that everything looks normal, even festive, despite the monstrosities committed by the regime.

There are similarities between their festivities and how we do things today, but there are also stark differences.

Christmas trees and gift-giving were par for the course, but mothers were also encouraged to bake swastika-shaped biscuits. They sang carols, but took out the religious content. And in their time, everyone was the drunk uncle. Then there was the Führer, who had a big, goofy smile under his infamous ‘stache.

As much as we’d like to leave this all in the past, there are unfortunately those still dreaming of a Third Reich Christmas at present. A quick image search of “Nazi decorations” will reveal more than just the typical array of German military insignia and SS medals. They’ll also include shiny ornaments for your tree at home:

For more photos of Iron Cross baubles and disturbingly cheerful Nazi soldiers, click the link below.