Although Vietnam is officially an atheist country, and less than 10% of the population considers themselves Christian, Christmas seems to be loved by all, especially the festive red Santa suits.
A Christmas store in Hanoi, stocked to the brim with merchandise to celebrate the season.
In Hanoi, members of the Catholic congregation were carving angels and painting Joseph in preparation for the setting up of the Nativity scene.
The tailors of Hoi An whipped up a variety of snazzy outfits for the well-dressed Santa at Christmas.
Santa suits came in all shapes and sizes.
Santa hats were the biggest sellers. Everyone was wearing them.
Including these two little girls who were busy lighting candles to place in floating lanterns.
More on our 2013 trip to Vietnam.