German Christmas

Christmas in Germany is very traditional and it last for 2 and a half day: Christmas Eve (24.) and the first (25.) and second (26.) Christmas Day.

The preparation for this special feast begins with the advent season. In this time you will find a lot of advent calendars (with 24 small doors to open and some chocolate or pictures or other goodies behind) in German homes especially for children. Others pack 24 small presents and give them to a beloved person. Another thing which have to be done before christmas is the purchase of a christmas tree (it is mostly a fir or pine). In most German cities you will find some kind of Christmas markets where you can buy Christmas ornaments and lots of other things (Christmas cards, wooden things, …) and eat sausages, baked potatoes, … and certainly get mulled claret.

Christmas itself starts at Christmas Eve (24.). On this day shops are open until noon (to buy the last presents). Each family does it a little bit differently. Some first go to church and then give eachother their Christmas presents, have a great dinner together (on Christmas Eve it is often carp), sing Christmas songs and so on. Other families wait for the first Christmas Day (25.) to change presents. The second Christmas Day (26.) is also a holiday in Germany. A typical meal for this day is goose (as for Saint Martin). So you have three days of beeing together with your family and eating, drinking, talking.

German Christmas Charol

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!

Alles schläft; einsam wacht
Nur das traute hochheilige Paar.
Holder Knab' im lockigten Haar,
|: Schlafe in himmlischer Ruh! :|

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Gottes Sohn, o wie lacht
Lieb' aus deinem göttlichen Mund,
Da uns schlägt die rettende Stund'.
|: Jesus in deiner Geburt! :|

Stille Nacht! Heilige Nacht!
Die der Welt Heil gebracht,
Aus des Himmels goldenen Höhn,
Uns der Gnaden Fülle läßt sehn,
|: Jesum in Menschengestalt! :|



German Christmas Links

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German Christmas Products

Christmas Around the World: Germany - Christmas in Germany for Kids, Christmas in Germany Book, Germany for Kids, A German Christmas, Christmas Around ... Kids (Holidays Around the World Collection)Christmas Around the World: Germany - Christmas in Germany for Kids, Christmas in Germany Book, Germany for Kids, A German Christmas, Christmas Around ... Kids (Holidays Around the World Collection) (Affiliate-Link),
Jelinek, KeriAnne N., Sloth Dreams Publishing, Taschenbuch, 7867384278, 10,83 €

Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History (English Edition)Christmas in Germany: A Cultural History (English Edition) (Affiliate-Link),
Perry, Joe, The University of North Carolina Press, Kindle Ausgabe, , 29,87 €

A German Christmas: Festive Tales From Berlin to Bavaria (Vintage Christmas Tales)A German Christmas: Festive Tales From Berlin to Bavaria (Vintage Christmas Tales) (Affiliate-Link),
The Brothers Grimm, Vintage Classics, Gebundene Ausgabe, 1784878227, 10,99 €

German Christmas Markets Travel Guide: A Comprehensive Journey Through Germany's Timeless Christmas Markets. Including Things to Do, Where to Stay, what to buy and More (LP Christmas Travel Guides)German Christmas Markets Travel Guide: A Comprehensive Journey Through Germany's Timeless Christmas Markets. Including Things to Do, Where to Stay, what to buy and More (LP Christmas Travel Guides) (Affiliate-Link),
Peters, Lena, Independently published, Taschenbuch, , 10,83 €

Very German Christmas: The Greatest Austrian, Swiss and German Holiday Stories of All Time (Very Christmas, 5)Very German Christmas: The Greatest Austrian, Swiss and German Holiday Stories of All Time (Very Christmas, 5) (Affiliate-Link),
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von, New Vessel Press, Gebundene Ausgabe, 1939931886, 25,86 €

German Christmas TraditionsGerman Christmas Traditions (Affiliate-Link),
Kummerow, Marion, Marion Kummerow, Taschenbuch, 3948865094, 11,06 €

Christmas in Germany (Christmas Around the World)Christmas in Germany (Christmas Around the World) (Affiliate-Link),
Thoennes Keller, Kristin, Grolier Publishing,US, Bibliothekseinband, 0531116018, 30,65 €

Christmas in Germany (English Edition)Christmas in Germany (English Edition) (Affiliate-Link),
Rias-Bucher, Barbara, , Kindle Ausgabe, , 3,09 €


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