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I grew up in America celebrating German Christmas Traditions...The Candles, the Angels and the FOOD
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Vanille Kipferl (Vanilla Crescents)

Vanille Kipferl  (Vanilla Crescents) | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
These cookies come with a history lesson.... seems they were invented by the Austrians to celebrate a victory over the Turkish army in some war or another (which one is not important... there were
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These simple and delicious cookies are perfect for Christmas!

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Straw Ornaments for Holiday Greenery

Straw Ornaments for Holiday Greenery | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
These lovely straw instruments take me back to my childhood. My mother would hang them on greenery or branches that she put in vases around the house. Sweet and a bit rustic, they add some old world charm to any home.
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I love these simple ornaments.

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Cinnamon Stars / Zimt Sterne

Cinnamon Stars / Zimt Sterne | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
Certain cookies just just have to be Christmas Cookies. Cinnamon Stars, or as they are more commonly known in Germany, Zimt Sterne, are one of those. ( Face it, some cookies just have to be eaten at certain times of the year, and no other.
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German Christmas carols

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This lens is a loving celebration of German and Austrian Christmas carols. There is music to listen to, lyrics in German and English and some historical background for several carols.
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Celebrating Advent

Celebrating Advent | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
Celebrating Advent is an important tradition in my home. My parents emigrated to America in the mid- 1960's, just before I was born, so I grew up in a German Household in America. We lived in Southern California.
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Prepare for Christmas during the time of Advent

 

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Richard Glaesser Music Box

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The Richard Glaesser Company in the Ergebirge Mountains in Germany is known for its beautiful wood carvings. These special Music Boxes, topped with hand carved figures, are certain to become heirlooms.
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An heirloom for any holiday

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German Chocolate

German Chocolate | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
I grew up with German Chocolate. That smooth, rich, delicious taste that melts on my tongue. Mmmmmmmm When I was a child, my Opa would send care packages from Germany at Christmas, and again on our Birthdays.
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What's Christmas without Chocolate?

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Wooden German Angels For Christmas

Wooden German Angels For Christmas | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
I love my set of wooden German Angels! Their sweet faces make me smile. When it's time to unpack our set of Wooden Angels, it takes me back to my childhood.
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I have a set of these!

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Green Stemmed German Wine Glasses

Green Stemmed German Wine Glasses | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
'Römer' or Roemer Glass is a traditional German Wine Glass with a green stem that looks coiled, topped by a clear bowl. Often the bowl is etched with vines or grapes, and sometimes the glass rim is gold.
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Serve Rhine Wein in these beautiful green stemmed glasses

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German Christmas Decorations

German Christmas Decorations | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
Wooden Angels, Hand Carved Santas, Pyramids that Spin with lit Candles, Glass Ornaments, Advent Wreaths, Nutcrackers and Smokers are all traditional Christmas Decorations in Germany. They might be simple or elaborate.
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Christmas decrations for your whole Home

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German Gifts and Souvenirs

German Gifts and Souvenirs | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
Is there someone in your life who is homesick for Germany? Do you know someone who recently traveled to Germany, and now can't stop talking about it? (Or worse, keeps going on about a German Souvenir that they didn't buy.
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Vanilla Crescent Cookies/ Vanille Kipferl

Vanilla Crescent Cookies/ Vanille Kipferl | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
These cookies come with a history lesson. seems they were invented by the Austrians to celebrate a victory over the Turkish army in some war or another (which one is not important. there were so many.
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I love Vanille Kipferl... they are a sweet shortbread cookie that taste fabulous with a cup of coffee.

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German Christmas Traditions

German Christmas Traditions | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
Includes: popular german christmas traditions, notable days in the german christmas season, the famous german christmas tree, and planning a german christmas feast.
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Great explanation of traditions

 

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German Wood Santas

German Wood Santas | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
Wooden Santa's from Germany are some of my favorite Christmas Decorations. It's a special day when the Christmas boxes come out of storage, and we unpack our Weinachtsman, German Santa. Many are hand carved and hand painted.
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Weinachtsman!

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German Christmas Cookies

German Christmas Cookies | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
You can bake or buy German Christmas cookies, no matter where you are.
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Lecker....Plaetzchen!

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Best German Christmas Pyramids

Best German Christmas Pyramids | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
German Christmas Pyramids are a wonderful decoration for your home at Christmas time. In our home everyone is excited when the Christmas Pyramids come out of their boxes. We have two. one depicting the Nativity, the other is a band of sweet Angels.
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Lights and movement...

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Christmas Markets Along the Rhine

Christmas Markets Along the Rhine | Celebrate a German Christmas | Scoop.it
I love German Christmas Markets, especially the ones along the Rhine River. The smell of Gingerbread, grilling Sausages and roasting Chestnuts fills the air. you hear musicians playing Christmas Carols.
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The ultimate Christmas shopping trip.

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