In Germany Christmas is a special time of the year. Christmas time starts in December. People decorate their houses. They hang stars and fairy lights into the windows. "Weihnachtsplätzchen" (Christmas cookies) are very popular. And yummi :-) Children get advent calendars. Many families have an Adventwreath with four candles. At school we sing Christmas songs and learn Christmas poems. Kids who play an instrument learn how to play Christmas songs. Children write a letter to "Santa" or to „Christkind“. They write down all their wishes. There are many Christmas markets in and around Berlin. Christmas markets are great fun. On 6th December we celebrate St.Nikolaus. We celebrate Christmas on 24th December, on Christmas Eve. Some families go to church. Families meet, celebrate together and children get their presents in the evening. Most families have a Christmas tree. On 25th and 26th December (1. and 2. Christmas Day) a lot of families meet family and friends and enjoy a nice Christmas Dinner.
This is what we eat for Christmas
Selma and Tuana
our advent Calender in our Class
On 1st December we start to open the „doors“ of our advent Calender. The last door is the 24th and on this day is Christmas.
Each door contains a different suprise on a specific topic.
You need: 400 gr.flour - 150 gr. butter - 150 gr. suger - 2 teaspoons of baking Power - 2 eggs - 1 pinch of Salt
Step 1: At first you put the flour and baking powder in a mixing bowl, then you add the sugar and both packs of vanilla sugar. At least you add butter and the eggs.
2. Then you kned the dough for ca. 5 minutes. After that you shape the dough into a ball and put it in to the fridge about 30 minutes.
Step 3: Then you can roll the dough out. You can use different cookie cutters and cut out your dough.
Step 4: The last step is to bake your cookies about 10 minutes by 180° circulating air. The most people like it to decorate their cookies, of course you don't need to.
Now you can give the cookies away as a chrismas gift, but my Favoriten Variante is to enjoy them on my self. (:
Nora & Maria
In Germany we celebrate St. Nikolaus on the 6th of December. The evening before children clean the winter boots and put them outside the door. In the night St. Nikolaus fills the boots with sweets, nuts and oranges. The kids are happy. In our school we have a St. Nikolaus party and all the children and teachers meet in the gym. We sing songs and our class shows a play. We also collect donations for poor families and give them to the "Arche" (a charity organization).