Ohhh, I celebrate Advent! I'm German, and my mom was born in Germany, so I've celebrated Advent my entire life. I even still get the calendar . And I also have the wreath, and sing the Advent song in German as I light a candle, one more for each week. And today Saint Nicolaus came
Originally Posted by asleep to audio
Having lived in Germany so long, we also celebrate St Nicolaus Tag! My son put his boots out last night!

What's the German song? I'd love to know it. We didn't learn that one.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
Sure! Here's what we sing. I hope I spelled everything right; I'm fluent in German but I never really learned reading/writing, although I'm okay at it:

Advent, Advent, ein Lichtlein brennt
Erst eins, dann zwei, dann drei, dann vier,
dann steht das Christkind vor der Tür!
Originally Posted by asleep to audio
Germans do Advent so beautifully!
I was in Darmstadt a couple of Decembers ago and the markets were so beautiful!

I think I understand that song! Cute! Is it:

Advent, Advent, a little light shines
First one, then two, then three, the foor
then the Christ child is standing in the door!

I think German is such a wonderful language.
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