Christmas at home feels so familiar that – for most us – on the rare occasions we spend one abroad, it can be unforgettable, enchanting, or even discombobulating. Have you ever taken part in unusual local festivities or eaten a fantastic Christmas dinner in a far-off land? Perhaps you spent Christmas Day on a remote tropical beach, were invited to spend it with the locals or went to a church service conducted in a foreign language. Wherever you were in the world, please share your tales of a Christmas spent overseas.
If you have a photo of the big day do send it in – but it’s your words that will be judged for the competition
Keep your tip to about 100 words
The best tip of the week, chosen by travel expert Tom Hall, will win a £200 voucher for a stay at a Sawday’s property – the company has more than 3,000 in the UK and Europe. The best tips will appear on the Guardian Travel website, and maybe the paper too.
We’re sorry, but for legal reasons you must be a UK resident to enter this competition.
The competition closes on Thursday 17 December at 9am GMT