Finally Christmas Eve is here and the preparations for Christmas are done.
As usual I was at our market today to get the latest things for todays diner.
This year it will be very very traditionally. I will serve sausages and potato salad. It is common in Germany to have an easy to do dinner on Christmas Eve, cause the day is filled with decorating the Christmas tree, wrapping the gifts and wishing everyone a Merry Christmas.
And it is common in Germany to hand out the presents on Christmas Eve not on Christmas Morning. This is usually done after dinner. This is also the time the candles on the Christmas tree were lit.
I guess after handing out the presents, we will go out this year to meet some friends. But I’m not actually sure.
Tomorrow I will visit my parents and my sister at my parents home for lunch. This is also very traditionally. This year my sister will prepare the soup and I will prepare the dessert for lunch.
But before all of the cooking and eating I have sew on a pompom on a hat for my sister, I have to finish Dhurrie, a present for my mother-in-law and last but not least I have to sew in the sleeves on my Christmas Sweater.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
11 thoughts on “Christmas Eve”
Merry Christmas Konrad! Your family are very lucky to receive such beautiful knitted gifts! 🙂
Merry Christmas Claire! I’m also very lucky. Have a great Christmas Season and a Happy New Year. Looking forward to visit the UK in April.
Have a very Merry Christmas!
Thank you, you too.
I’m in awe of your knitting! Very beautiful! Thank for your info regards to German Chritmas tradition, it has inspired me to visit Europe, I’m in Luzern, Switzerland at present we arivved this morning, then leaving for Basel for a river cruise to Amsterdam. It’s very cold, coming from Africa we all want a white Christmas! Merry Christmas to you and you family!
Hello Nikki, have a nice stay in Europe. Although it may be cold for you, just arriving from Africa, we do not expect snow at the moment. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Konrad, you are an artist! Your sweater will be beautiful. I love Dhurrie. Someone told me it was fairly easy to knit although it doesn’t look like it is. Hope you continue to have a wonderful and relaxing holiday and enjoy a Merry Christmas with your loved ones. (I wished I lived next door, I would run over for a quick bite of sausage and potatoes!) xoxo Kristen
Thank you Kristen! Have a wonderful Christmas Season too! And Dhurrie is really easy to knit! Counting and slipping stitches, that’s all!
Merry Christmas ! – I read your blog posting during our visit to Berlin this past week so it was particularly apropos. We walked the Christmas markets and ate lots of yummy German specialties – stollen, schnitzel, apple sauce, sauerkraut, Berliners!! – At a stop @ the Reichstag we had lunch at the restaurant at the top – the centerpiece on the tables were jars with hand-knitted (cabled) bands around glass jars filled with greens & ornaments…lt was all lovely, Frohe Weihnachten!
Konrad, your Christmas posts have been wonderful…I agree, something simple for Christmas eve…we usually have fetuccine….
I love your Christmas sweater…..and look forward to photos of your sister in her hat, and your MIL wearing Dhurrie please!
All the best to you for 2014.
I saw all of it done on Rav, bravo, you made it in time!
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