Grandma Most families in Germany own a "Christmas pyramid" from the Erzgebirge. You light the candles, and the interior part with the figures begins to move. Then the whole family sings Christmas songs. Nice preparation for Christmas all through Advent!
German pyramids made in the Erzgebirge region of former East Germany are hand crafted by KWO, Richard Glässer, Müller, Flath and Ulbricht. Sometimes referred to as windmills or carousels, they are properly called Candle Pyramids or Christmas Pyramids.