You will find here a list of Christmas carols and songs sung at Christmas in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and other German-speaking countries. At the beggining, it should be remembered that the German christmas songs and generally the holiday season’s music is a lot less associated with religiosity than in other countries. Many people who are learning German is looking for german carols in the period around Christmas. December and January are the months in which many German homes festive atmosphere reigns associated with Christmas.
In Germany, carol singing is not popular, it’s evidenced by the number of hits on their most popular Christmas songs on YouTube – which do not exceed 300,000 while in for example Poland most popular Christmas carols reach millions of views. The most popular German Christmas carols are: Stille Nacht, O Tannenbaum and Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling.
Playlist German Christmas Carols and Songs of Christmas
Christmas wishes in German:
– Ein frohes Weinhnachtsfest und ein gluckliches neues Jahr wunscht… – (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year wishes…)
– Ein frohliches Weihnachtsfest und die besten Wunsche zum neuen Jahr. – (Most joyous Christmas and Best Wishes to the New Year.)
– Ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und erfolgreiches neues Jahr wunscht… – (Merry Christmas and successful New Year wishes…)
– Some useful words: Christmas – Weihnachten, Christmas Tree– Weihnachtsbaum, Nativity play – Krippenspiel, fair before Christmas – Weihnachtsmarkt, Satna Claus – Nikolaus, shepherdess – Weihnachtsmesse, sing Christmas carols – Weihnachtslieder singen, Christmas Eve – Heiligabend.
Very typical Christmas traditional from Germany is Weihnachtsmarkt (from Ger. Weihnacht – Christmas) and it is a traditional Christmas market, held in the open air in many cities in Germany, Austria and now other countries in Europe. There is a unique atmosphere on them, people sell a delicious mulled wine and great food!
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