Christmas comes closer, though, in New York, it does not really feel like it. Practically no snow has fallen, whereas the airport in Berlin had to close - not so much because of too much snow, but because they ran out of de-icing agent.
The good news is that retailers are scrambling to sell us stuff, so we are getting pre-Christmas discounts. Check the ads, and don't forget to look for "Berlinica" after you clicked on the link. I‘m sure there is a way to change that so my stuff pops up automatically, I just need to figure out how.
And if you want to take a little break from the war on Christmas, why don't you visit one of Berlin's Christmas markets? That is, if the airport has re-opened.