Christmas in Austria?

The feast of St. Nicholas marks the beginning of Christmas in Austria.The saint accompanied by devil ask children for a list of their good and bad deeds. good children are given sweets,toys and nuts. Gifts that are placed under the tree are opened after dinner on Christmas Eve. Brass instruments play chorale music room church steeples,and carol singers,carrying blazing torches and a manger from house to house,gather on the church steps.