Christmas looks different for everyone, and this year, we’ve learned so much about how Germans celebrate this holiday. We’ve started a few new traditions while living in Germany, but have also kept many of our American Christmas traditions as well.
This Christmas, Will It be Christkind or Santa Claus?
In this video, we answer our most-asked question this month – will we celebrate Christmas (Weihnachten) the German way with Christkind, or the American way with Santa Claus? We will also show you some other German Christmas traditions we started this year – things we had never done in the USA! Like buying Adventskalendars and opening them each day, celebrating Heiliger Nikolaustag (Saint Nicholas Day), and how we are decorating our home differently with Fensterbilder from Bine Brändle. It’ll be our last video of 2021, so we hope you enjoy it!
Watch Other Holiday Videos as We Celebrate Christmas in Germany
- First Time Trying German Christmas Sweets
- We Bring German Christmas Markets to Us
- The German Origins of the Christmas Tree + Decorate with Us
- German Christmas Decorations We’ve Never Had Before
In February of 2021, we packed up our American family of six, with four kids ages 11 and under, and moved halfway across the world to Germany to follow our dream of living in Europe again! When we were first married, we lived for two years in France and fell in love with the European way of life. Moving to Germany has been a whirlwind, especially with four kids in tow, but we’re already growing stronger and better from the experiences we are having. It has NOT been easy, but that’s how it usually is in life when you go after your dreams!
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