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"Despite the consumerism that characterizes the Christmas season, the popular traditions of the faith have not disappeared but create islands for the soul, spaces for silence, reflection, God", said Benedict XVI, Friday afternoon. The Pope was treated to a Christmas Special offered by Bavarian Television entitled "Advent and Christmas in the Bavarian Alps - from heaven to earth." Benedict XVI was given a musical greeting as he arrived for the event, under the direction of composer Hans Berger. He then viewed the film on the human and spiritual atmosphere of the season of Advent in Bavaria, the homeland of the Holy Father, and the preparation of a traditional Christmas in the towns, churches , parish ...