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Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Thank you for your support this year. We look forward to delivering lots and lots of parcels to you around the globe again in the new year!

How do you celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve? Do you have any traditions and special activities you do during the holidays? Have you ever wondered how other countries celebrate Christmas? Here’s a short insight into the German Christmas and New Year’s Eve traditions and celebrations:

Christmas inGermany

24th December – Heiligabend

Today, the 24th of December, is Christmas Eve, or as we call it in Germany Heiligabend (translated ‘holy night’). This is the day families and friends exchange their gifts. It starts out as a normal work day, however, in the afternoon shops and offices will be closed to prepare for the holidays. Many families attend a church service on the 24th, either in the afternoon or at midnight, before/after having dinner with the family. There is not really one traditional meal that Germans eat on Christmas. Many keep it simple and have carp with potato salad, however, also roast goose and duck as well as deer are favourites on the Christmas dinner table.

In the evening the presents will be laid underneath the elegantly decorated Christmas tree, which is a must-have for most families. It is then that the Chrimas gifts are exchanged, in the dim light of the Christmas tree lights (sometimes these can be real candles) and a plate of Christmas cookies and Lebkuchen on the table along with some (mulled) wine or hot chocolate. It’s a family celebration.

Christmas in Germany

25th and 26th December – First and Second Christmas Day

Both days are public holidays in Germany and are usually celebrated with those family members, who were not all able to come together on Christmas Eve. The First and Second Christmas Day are mostly spent with the extended family who gather for lunch and/or dinner. Goose or rabbit are popular dishes to eat on Christmas Day. Of course German delicacies such as potato dumplings and red cabbage cannot be missing on any plate during Christmas. Depending on how many family members there are to visit, the Second Christmas Day is either spent with more family or rather quietly. It is often spent recovering from all the food eaten during the previous days.

Christmas in Germany

New Year’s Eve: Silvester in Germany

New Year’s Eve, the last day of the year is called Silvester in Germany. There is no one traditional way of how this night is spent, however, many traditions take place on this day. Many families and friends join together for a nice dinner. This can be all kinds of food from raclette or fondue to Sauerkraut with sausages – actually, it is said if you eat Sauerkraut on New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day, your pockets shall be filled with money in the new year. Fireworks can be watched all over the country, you can buy your own fireworks or watch the larger ones organised by the public. It is also a tradition to watch the movie Dinner for One before midnight, which is broadcast on TV every year.

New Year's Eve in Germany

However it is you spend the holidays this year, we wish you a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the new year. May all your wishes come true and your shopping carts be filled with the best deals.

Best wishes, frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch!

(literal meaning:
Have a merry Christmas and slide into the new year well)

Get ready for your winter holiday in the snow

Get ready for your winter holiday in the snow

Do you like skiing, snowboarding, sledding, hiking… in the snow? Us Germans, we certainly do. Over New Year’s and during the first few months of the year many Germans enjoy their skiing holidays in the mountains of Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

If you’re heading to the mountains this winter to enjoy the white slopes and stunning views, make sure you have everything you need this season to stay warm in the cold and get the most of the snow with the perfect equipment. Check out our partners to find the best clothing and equipment for your active holiday in the snow.

Skiing SportscheckSportScheck »
Find everything you need for your perfect skiing holiday with skiing equipment and mountain fashion to keep you warm and in style
Chiemsee Jackets Outlet46.deOutlet46.de »
Find your winter jacket on sale by German high-quality brand CHIEMSEE
Snowboarding SportScheckSportScheck »
Going snowboarding?
Find everything you need from boards, boots, jackets, pants, helmets, gloves…to board down the slope in style
Amplid Ski and Snowboardamplid »
Anything you could possibly need for your ski or snowboard equipment you will find at German high-quality brand amplid
myboshi Beaniesmyboshi »
Design your very own
hand-made beanie with the myboshi beanie configurator
Kaufhof winter sportsGaleria Kaufhof »
No matter if you’re going downhill or hiking, Galeria Kaufhof has the right clothing for you

 

Shipment of the Week #5

Shipment of the Week #5

If you’ve ever wondered what our customers order from Germany, you’re going to enjoy this section!

Every few weeks we’re going to give you a quick glimpse on our favourite items, straight out of the myGermany dispatch warehouse – ordered by and shipped to people all over the world.

Whether they’re super hilarious, extremely rare or just incredibly good founds: they’re guaranteed to inspire your next shopping experience!

This week’s highlight: This antique wooden wall clock!

Shipment of the week: Wooden Clock

Shipment of the week: Wooden ClockShipment of the week: Wooden Clock

Would you like a unique piece of furniture like this from Germany? Check out our partners and find your very own grandfather clock, wall clock, cuckoo clock … from Germany.

Grandfather Clocks Uhren-ParkUhren-Park.de »
Unique and truly impressive grandfather clocks for your home at Uhren-Park.de
Wall Clock Regulators Uhren-ParkUhren-Park.de »
Great wall accessory for an elegant home decor: wall clock regulators
Table Clocks UhrcenterUhrcenter.de »
Prefer something smaller? How about a table clock?
Cuckoo Clocks Uhren-ParkUhren-Park.de »
Germany’s trade mark: the wooden cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest – a truly eye-catching wall hanging for your home
Grandfather Clock LadenzeileUhren.Ladenzeile.de »
Selection of vendors selling beautiful grandfather clocks
Hermle ClocksHermle »
High-quality German brand Hermle offers different kinds of grandfather, wall and table clocks – unique and elegant

 

Suit up for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Suit up for Christmas and New Year’s Eve

The holidays are getting closer and closer. Soon our calendars will be filled with Christmas parties and friends’ and families’ gatherings, until we decide which party to attend for the big night – New Year’s Eve. And who doesn’t want to look their best when celebrating Christmas and the beginning of the new year? We have the best shops where you can find festive clothing for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve that will have you looking your very best this holiday season.

Festive Fashion Galeria KaufhofGaleria Kaufhof »
Great selection of fashion for the holidays
for Him, Her and the Children at Galeria Kaufhof
Festive Fashion Camp DavidCamp David »
From casual to formal, Camp David
has the perfect festive outfit for men
HM Festive FashionH&M »
Stay in style this Christmas
with festive fashion for her by H&M
Swarovski Jewellery and AccessoriesSwarovski »
Get the perfect sparkly accessories and jewellery
for a perfect finish for your holiday outfit
Mirapodo Festive ShoesMirapodo »
Round off your outfit with the
perfect pair of shoes and handbag
Karstadt Festive ClothingKarstadt.de »
Festive outfits for a glamorous night
for Him and Her at Karstadt.de

 

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