Today he is generally depicted as a portly, joyous, white bearded man—sometimes with glasses—wearing a red coat with white fur collar and cuffs, white-fur-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt… Read more Weihnachtsmann →
Immigrants often bring traditions that we adopt and call American. Many of our American German Christmas Traditions came to this country with our emigrant ancestors! Perhaps some have become so traditional that we no longer even realize that they came from Germany originally. How many of these do you and your family enjoy? The Christmas tree, many of our favorite carols, shopping, and even Santa Claus came with our German ancestors.