This year’s Christmas was pretty different from my last one in Germany. Last year I had one big Christmas experience in the household of my parent’s friends. This year, I experienced several small get-togethers starting with a university organized gathering at the Gengenbach Campus and ending with a get-together at my place.
I have always fancied the Gengenbach Campus and because I missed the Christmas get-together at this campus last year, I didn’t want to miss it this year. At the entrance stood a gorgeous Christmas tree and the room itself was covered in green and red. Christmas carols were followed by Santa Claus giving out chocolates, and after that my friends and I toured the Christmas market and watched the advent window open. It was a freezing evening but an interesting experience.
One of our teachers also gave us an interesting lesson on Christmas in Germany and abroad. She prepared Lebkuchen with tea, and had the tables decorated with red napkins and fir branches. She also introduced us to two very popular Christmas songs “Stille Nacht” and “O Tannenbaum”.
And finally being the gift-lover that I am, I never miss an opportunity to pick out presents and write cards to my friends and loved ones. So I happily took several trips to the stores in the rainy December weather browsing through and deciding from the many options. I also received a beautiful present from my landlady which is just so kind.😍
Merry Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄