Tuesday, December 22, 2009

December 22 - O Christmas Tree

We're now in the home stretch only 2 more days till Christmas! I hope you’re finished with your shopping, cause I'm not! I am hopefully going to be able to finish tomorrow, if not then I am in BIG trouble! I did however finish putting up my decorations. This is good, because this year our annual family Christmas Eve party is at my house. :) So, if you are like me and way behind, today might be a good time to put up your tree (if you haven't done it yet). ;) Today's song is from Germany and is called “A Tannenbaum” or in English, “O Christmas Tree”. This is a very old song, and there are lots of different versions. I've included the first verse in German, followed by the first verse again, roughly translated into English, plus another couple verses in English. I hope this post puts you in the holiday spirit, and motivates you into finishing up your last minute shopping and decorating!

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
How steadfast are your branches!
Your boughs are green in summer's clime
And through the snows of wintertime.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
How steadfast are your branches!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson
That constant faith and hope sublime
Lend strength and comfort through all time.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson.

O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!
Each bough doth hold its tiny light,
That makes each toy to sparkle bright.
O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree,
Thy candles shine out brightly!


Christmas Tree and Present Knitting Needles by weeones

Murano Green Christmas Tree Earrings by leeski

Christmas Tree Felt Ornament by thelittlereddoor

Red & Silver Christmas Tree by marysminiatures

Folk Art Santa, Sheep, & Christmas Tree Original Painting by jblake

Large Holiday Cupcake Bath Bomb in Oh Christmas Tree Scent by candycakes23


Have a great day, and good luck getting everything finished! :D

4 comments:

  1. But...I wanna eat that fake cupcake...

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  2. oh, this is sweet! thank you very much for including me here today :) merry christmas!

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  3. You're welcome thelittlereddoor! I'm glad you liked the feature! Merry Christmas to you as well!

    Jennie :)

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