Christmas trees don't have to be traditional to look spectacular. In fact, some of the most memorable are anything but.
Fendi "bag bugs" festoon the fashion house's tree at the Hotel de Russie in Rome. Get up close and you'll hear it going "mwah mwah" and making snotty comments in five languages.
Jack the Ripper claims his first victim, Coca-Cola makes its European debut, Jimi Hendrix rocks in the early morning hours at the Isle of Wight, and the "People's Princess" dies in a car crash, all on this day.
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