In Korea, Christmas isn't the biggest holiday of the year but the one defining feature of the holiday seems to be that you must buy a cake from one of the many bakeries that exist (strange before I came here I thought getting bread would be a real problem but there is a bakery on every corner). But this Christmas cake isn't the typical fruit cake with almond icing that most of us in the west are used to eating at Christmas - they are usually chocolate or something else very sweet with loads of icing and lavish decoration. Also, they all come with "service" - which roughly translates to "free". It seemed that the favourite "service" item to attach to Christmas cakes is a ridiculous winter hat - I received a Christmas cake from my principal and received a very silly hat of a "wolf in sheep's clothing". You may ask yourself "what does that have to do with Christmas?". Well I'm not sure but it makes a really cute and crazy hat.