Fave memory. I was born near the American Air Base in Aviano and when I went to kindergarten an American soldier, father of one of my schoolmates, dressed as Santa Claus and gave small gifts to all the children. I received a decoration for the Christmas tree and my first candy cane (mint flavor, I will never forget it!). I hadn't seen or tasted one before and it was love at first sight and even now that I'm an adult, candy canes are for me the symbol of Christmas. Thanks again Santa Claus with fake beard and military boots ..