CNN names Malta one of the best places to spend Christmas in 2015

Valletta Locanda La Gelsomina

With the glittering Christmas lights which line Valletta's Republic Street and the countless nativity scenes which are proudly displayed in front home windows across the island, it is easy to see why CNN has chosen Malta as one of the 15 places to be spending Christmas in this year.

From the life-size nativity experience - Bethlehem f'Ghajnsielem - to candle-lit carol-singing and performances of Bach over mulled wine, Malta is undoubtedly doing Christmas better than the rest this year.