Christmas at Oma's in Heidelberg
As a little girl Christmas was so magical. It was early 50's and the mystery of the hushed whispers of the adults and the room with the locked door that we didn't dare think about going into.
Christmas eve we waited with much excitement for the bell to ring meaning Christkindl had finished and we could finally go in. We just stood in awe at the door for several minutes trying to take it all in. Everything was light by only candles, even the tree had real candles.
We sang a few traditional songs then were allowed to open gifts in order of youngest to oldest and everyone watched. No mad scrambling and chaos to open all at once. Everyone saw what everyone else got and thanked the person who gave it before moving on.
Usually the adults were enjoying an adult beverage, maybe champagne or glühwein. Then we moved to a meal. The first Christmas day was to stay home with immediate family and the 2nd Christmas Day was to go visit family and friends. Yes 2 official Christmas Day's !!
What wonderful memories growing up in Oma's house.
Click here to post comments
Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your German Christmas Memories.
Leave a comment about this recipe or ask a question?
Pop right over to my private Facebook group, the Kaffeeklatschers. You'll find thousands of German foodies, all eager to help and to talk about all things German, especially these yummy foods.
I pop in all the time as well, to chat and to answer questions.
Meet with us around Oma's table, pull up a chair, grab a coffee and a piece of Apfelstrudel, and enjoy the visit.
Have Oma by your side ... helping you
* * * * *
Want nutritional information for a recipe?
Copy and paste the ingredient list and the number of servings into Calorie Count.
It will give you an approximate calculation.
Need help doing conversions
between cups and grams or any such thing?
Use this site to give you all the different conversions for the different types of ingredients.
Schwenkbraten recipe that has been a delish hit an alle familien & freunde... Total Approx. Time: Prep: 15 min. + Marinating 8 hrs min. + Grill: 15 min.
Go to the recipe
My Oma made this cake every Christmas. She iced it with a white frosting that ran down the sides. She decorated it with little silver balls (candy). It
Go to the recipe
Words to the Wise
"When people do not accept divine guidance, they run wild. But whoever obeys the law is joyful."
Proverbs 29:18 (NLT)