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Holiday: Christmas in Germany Discuss this eTheme.

These sites have information about Christmas traditions in Germany. Learn how Christmas is celebrated in Germany and their Christmas traditions and customs. Includes information on advent calendars, advent wreaths, Christmas recipes, Christmas carols, German Christmas greetings, and Christmas markets. There are also links to eThemes Resources on Christmas Around the World, Christmas Traditions in America, and Christmas Games and Crafts.

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Here is an overview about Christmas in Germany. Includes pictures and a German Christmas carol. NOTE: There is a link to discussion forums.
Learn about Christmas traditions in Germany including advent calendar, advent wreath, Christmas tree, nativity scene, and more. Follow the menu on the left side to find information on Christmas recipes and Christmas markets in different regions of Germany.
This page provides information about how Christmas is celebrated in Germany.
Learn about one of Germany's oldest Christmas fairs. Includes live clips of the prologue. NOTE: This site includes ads.
View photos of the children's Christmas market in Nuremburg, Germany.
Read about Christmas German traditions and where the Christmas symbols came from. NOTE: This site includes ads and discussion forums.
Read an article about how Martin Luther related to the Christmas tree and Christkindl tradition. NOTE: This site includes ads and discussion forums.
Click on a date to find Christmas facts of that day. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This page provides the history of the advent calendar. Click on "Online-Museum" to see historic advent calendars.
Learn how to do Christmas greetings in German. Note: This site includes ads.
These sites explain how Christmas and winter holidays are celebrated in different parts of the world. Countries include France, Canada, Poland, England, Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, and many more. See how to say "Merry Christmas" in several languages and discover if people around the globe decorate trees or believe in Santa. There are links to eThemes Resources on Christmas traditions in America and Christmas crafts and games.
These sites explain Christmas traditions in America, including Santa, stockings, Christmas trees, and the story of Jesus. There are some educational activities that have a Christmas theme, such as story starters and math problems. Also includes text of the famous letter, "Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa" and "Twas the Night Before Christmas." There are links to eThemes Resources on Kwanzaa and Hanukkah.
These sites offer many fun ideas for free time during the holidays. Includes online games and classroom activities. Send an e-mail to Santa, complete word searches, read Christmas stories, or create holiday crafts. There are also links to Christmas clip art, coloring pages, and two eThemes Resources on Christmas traditions.

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