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We actually had a lot of German traditions growing up...I'm from the south...and we had gingerbread advent....GLUHWEIN...brats......
Dinners etc and we had our big get together Christmas Eve...and then a simple dinner the next day.. And we continued to celebrate through epiphany!and of course church! Amazing how many traditions from the old country came over with my ancestors and were passed down through the generations..
Das mit dem Kartoffelsalat und Würstchen kenne ich persönlich überhaupt nicht; wir haben es nie an Heilig Abend gegegssen und ich kenne auch niemanden, bei dem es das gibt. Es wird immer festlich aufgetischt und etwas Besonderes gegessen. Das mag aber jeder anders handhaben.
When I was a child living in Germany it was Christkind that brought the presents and we opened all of our presents on Christmas Eve. When I moved to the US, my first Christmas in the US was when I was 10 and it was a culture shock that everybody waited until Christmas morning and that Santa Claus brought the gifts because to me his day was December 6th. Anyways, my family stayed with the German tradition even when we lived in the US, it was always interesting explain to my friends that I get to open all of my presents on Christmas Eve, they were all jealous.
I have a little poem, not really traditional..
Das Christkind - Gedicht
Denkt Euch, ich hab´ das Christkind gesehen,
es kam aus der Kneipe und konnte kaum noch stehen.
Auf Geschenke braucht ihr nicht zu hoffen,
es hat das ganze Geld versoffen.
Es wankte hin zum Tannenwald und hatte den Ar*** voll Nadeln bald.
Gestern hab´ ich´s wieder getroffen, und denkt Euch.
es war schon wieder besoffen.
Ich blieb gleich stehen und sprach es an :
Sag ´ Christkind, wo ist der Weihnachtsmann ??
Das Christkind sprach : Auf den brauchst du nicht zu hoffen.
der liegt im Wald und ist besoffen.
Gemeinsam gingen wir zum Weihnachtsmann,
der sah uns mit glasigen Augen an und lallte :
Tag lieber Bruder, Tag liebe Schwester,
leckt´s mich am Ar***, bald ist Silvester !?
I always thought the Christkind was a little girl :D we had a festive meal on Christmas eve...used to be something with Knödel and Rotkraut now we eat lamb roast with green beans and Knödel :) the first day of Christmas was just TV, cookies and leftovers. I had a boyfriend when I was 19 to 26 who lived in a village ...they had a massive goose on the first day... at that time that Was foodcomaday for me :D
Aw, its sad how the stupid covid has ruined all of the fun holiday stuff like festivals and markets. I'm glad to see you're making the best of it. My family is Dutch. We also celebrated Sinterklaas Dag on the 6th of December. The night before, I'd put my wooden shoes filled w/ an orange and hay on the front steps of the house. The orange was for Sinterklaas the hay was for his horse. The next morning the shoes would be filled w/ cookies, chocolate and coins from Sinterklaas. My Dad's wife liked to throw a huge open house party w/ all kinds of Dutch food and beverages for the whole neighborhood and my Dad's church. He was a Minister and his wife was a religious freak, so we went to church a lot during the holidays. I was not a fan. Since I'm not a kid or christian, I don't do that stuff but my cats get lots of treats and toys during the winter solstice. Happy Holidays!
My family did the whole "weihnachtsmann" thing
Not only my family the Kindergarden and the School too
But i am from east germany Leipzig
i think the Christkind is either south or west german dunno
but yeah we would eat supper? (Fesper) at my grandparents place and then i would have to go home with my mother
and in this time santa would bring the presents to my grandparents house and later we would come back for dinner we always ate the goose on the 24 and then we did the Bescherung and the 25 and on the 26 we would eat something else
when i got 6 years old i knew what was going on and we stoped doing it that way and celebrated and my mothers home
i was quite the clever kid some of my classmated belived in santa till they got 10 or so
We made a little christmasmarket to at home. Was really good because no one has to drive after two Heidelbeerglühwein with a shot (or a little bit more shots) Amaretto. We made the Baguette with ham and cheese baked in the oven. Was reaaaaallly delicous. 🤤🤤🤤Today we make Maronen 😉 i miss the feeling on the Christmasmarket... Everyone is very nice and the christmas music in the backround.. Talk with your friends and have a good time together. ♥️
I have two recipes for Lebkucken. One is made primarily of ground nuts, "nach Nürnberger Art" the other is flour based. Both are baked on Oblaten, or undedicated Sacrament Host. They are delightfully fruity and sweet. This year, because no Gäste are coming, I have made none. May our new year be better for all of us.
The are TWO specialities with meat at the christmas market:
At first bratwurst!! The best one is the little Nürnberg sausage with a lenth of ca. 8 cm or the big fraconian one with 20 cm length.
AND only with original mustard from Bautzen (formerly Eastern Germany)
AND THE SECOND ONE IS:
Shashlik with a hot and spicy curry chili Ketchup sauce.
Deana and Phil: talking about their wish to party and interact with strangers, dancing and sweating in full clubs...
Me, dedicated introvert, thriving during this socially distanced year, already dreading the day when everything will be back to normal: uuh, yes😶
Love your mini Christmas market :D
I grew up near Braunschweig in Germany and for us Bescherung was usually the same as at Phil's home, with the exception that at in our area the gift bringer is the Weihnachtsmann which is Santa Claus but he comes on Christmas Eve (sometimes in person played by a relative/neighbour/other person who got paid ) At our house he would usually arrive during Dinner leave the presents and then leave unseen...except for the two times my parents had my uncle dress up. Good times.
I'm german. In my childhood, the Christkindchen came, like you described. But there was no explaination about what the Weihnachtsmann has to do with it. Later, when I became a mother myself, I though I need to find a comprehensible way to explain this to my child. ( we are christians, so there is of course the Jesus Child/ The angels interfering,too ). I made up the following: Because little Christkindchen is not able to carry aaallll the gifts by herself, she needs Assistant Santa to help her. Tadaaa. So they both come together and Santa transports and carrys the gifts with his sleigh and reindeers and hands them over to Christkindchen inside the house to be put under the tree. One has to be creative, right g ...! Apart from that, I am sure , in my childhood, one night I heard the sleighbells of Santa...I swear :) happy holidays ya'll.
Ich darf keinen Kartoffelsalat zu Weihnachten machen.
In meiner Familie war das so üblich - und in die Familie meiner Frau sagt immer „das ist doch kein Essen“ und seit Jahren gibt es keinen Kartoffelsalat.
Aaaaber dieses Jahr werde ich heimlich eine Schüssel für mich machen 😅
Die können mich mal gerne haben
#1 you need other fat for the pan
#2 "my sausage is longer than yours" ... ?
#3 there was some blood orange flavored glühwein on christmas market the last years, that was awesome, otherwise met ftw
#4 another lesson i learned on a christmas market: stay away from garlic bread and mushroom pans, they smell so good, but the first my stomach don't like anymore, and the second fills the belly up so you cannot try all the other tasty stuff :)
#5 gingerbread hearts are never eaten, or at least i can't remember anyone eating it, although i would eat it, but there's better tasting gingerbread available actually
Yesses! That's what I call Christmas spirit.in the Heart and in the Cup😁!I love Deana's Hat.see the Flammkuchen needs to have a little gluehwein on the side.We had Santa or der Weihnachtsman coming on the Eve of the 24th.My Mom made Goose and Red Cabbage ,potato's and collard greens.Marzipankartoffeln are so yummy .Don't forget to get a Good Luck Marzipan piggy with a Pfennig stuck in for an Lucky next year.🐷🐽🐖yeah Florida don't have a Christmas markets Frohe Weihnachten und schoene Feiertage.🎄🎄🎅🤶☃️❄️