Christmas in Germany
by Tatjana Peck
(Nova Scotia, Canada )
I remember the times when we was kids and we ways went to church on December 24th. When we came home, we had a good meal, most times turkey dinner sometimes Raclette.
Our living room was always closed on Christmas Day, so after we eat my parents would say oh what was this noise ....and there were bells and quiet Christmas music coming out the living room.
The tree my parents always put up in the a.m. and then the door would be closed because Santa and his helpers would decorate the tree. Anyway when my parents opened the door, Santa had been there...
It's unreal what the feeling was going into this living room ... candles, nice smell, the tree was decorated and, of course, the presents Santa left under the tree. The look in children's face.
It's a nice memory I did this with my boy as long that we lived in Germany, but when we moved to Canada we went Canadian tradition and I do miss German Christmas. It's just not the same here, missing Christmas markets. We always went to on weekends with Gluehwein lol!
I have good memories from Germany and my son also. He is nineteen now, he was four when we left. Memories are great .... German Christmas I love always will miss it .
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