Sunday, December 26, 2010

Fröhliche Weihnachten

A few years ago the "Season's Greetings"-wave hit Germany, but it never caught on. After all, Germany is the country that actually invented Christmas, first as a pagan feast celebrating the solstice, and then again, around the 14th century as a Christian festivity, namely the Christmas tree with candles and ornaments, Christmas cookies, nativity scenes, and Christmas songs like Silent Night and O Tannenbaum.

However, Germans are always trying to be politically correct, especially when dealing with American partners, so this is how Christmas wishes are sent out nowadays.

This year, of course, it is usually followed by: I hope your not stuck at a major airport.

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