Frohe Weihnachten!

Some things I loved about my German Christmas:

The woodstove:

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Putting together stars:

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Family piano playing:

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The confusion that ensues when you mistranslate baking soda to baking powder, then have to Google what is equal to baking soda in German, then have to find it in the kitchen after momma has already gone to bed:

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Real vanilla:

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Providing the egg nog from the base commissary:

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A gloriously successful cross-cultural attempt at baking American cookies in a German kitchen:

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Going to a Big Band Christmas concert…

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…with a Santa from America

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The outdoor Christmas tree tied to the roof:

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Learning how to play “Stille Nacht” on the…wait for it…accordion:

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The children’s choir singing to Jesus in German:Image

Going to church in the industrial area of Wurzburg:

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The gifts on Christmas Eve:

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Scarves:

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Exchanging culturally unique gifts:

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Playing with die Katze:

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Tacky singing Christmas ties:

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Christmas dinner, with duck, sauerkraut, potato dumplings, etc.:

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An incredibly comfy bed where lots of sleeping and napping and movie watching happened:

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An unusually warm and sunny week:

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Hiking up to this castle tower with lights around it to make it look like a candle:

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Playing Carcassonne (and Rummikub):

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Taking the ::cat:: for a walk in the rain:

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3 thoughts on “Frohe Weihnachten!

  1. These are great pictures!! Love seeing your German Christmas!! What a great experience!:) Thankful you could have this awesome time with Salome’s family. Thanks for sharing it!

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