German Christmas Music- Cds, Lyrics, Videos and Memories
Our home was always filled with music while I was growing up. Classical, folk music, Schlager, opera, instrumental…my mother singing as she worked… there was always music. And during the Holidays it was German Christmas Music CDs.
Germans love music… and they LOVE to sing. We spent 30 minutes of every 3 hour German School class SINGING together!
And especially at Christmas time. Weinachts Musik would fill our world. Traditional songs handed down from generation to generation…. “Leise Rieselt der Schnee“, “Ihr Kinderlein Kommet”, “Kling Gloeckchen”, “Still, Still, Still” … and of course…. “Stille Nacht“. These songs set the tone for our holidays. We knew all the words, and we would all sing…everyone. We sang for the joy of singing, (and it seemed no one cared what your voice sounded like, as long as you sang along with enthusiasm).
And the choir music… how can you not listen to “Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen” without feeling the holiday spirit?
German Christmas Music
Here are books with Lyrics, links to lyrics, CDs (both classical and classic), links to music streaming, a link to German Radio, and lots of videos to enjoy!
German Christmas Music Lyrics
These Songbooks Will Help You Learn or Remember the words
Singing the songs means knowing the words… These books have words and music. Does someone in your family play piano or guitar? (Remember, Stille Nacht/ Silent Night was originally written for the Guitar!) Perfect to accompany the singing. Some even come with a CD to help you along.
Frohliche Weihnachten: Learning Songs & Traditions in German Book & Audio CD (Teach Me) (Teach Me Series) (German and English Edition)German Christmas SongsMein Weihnachtsbuch. 39 Weihnachtslieder Mit Vollst?ndigen Texten Sehr Leicht Gesetzt F?r Klavier 2-Und 4-H?ndig
German Christmas Music Lyrics Online
The German Way has set up a great page with links to the lyrics all of your favorite German Christmas Songs.
CLICK HERE to see the list–> German Christmas Music Lyrics
German Christmas Music CDs
Bring the Traditional German Christmas Music to your world. These compilations are available on CD or as streaming.
German Choral and Classical Christmas Music
This is exactly what I play when I’m having a quiet evening of wrapping or reading. Available as CD or Streaming
Heino, Heintje, Peter Alexander… and more
These are the voices of my childhood… the German Schlager Singers who were the soundtrack of my world. Of course, today it’s different, but for those of us from a certain Generation… it’s all so familiar, and a special Christmas Memory.
The German Radio plays a variety of music, but they have lots of Christmas Music this time of year.
Find it online here–> The German Radio
German Girl in America Musical Advent Calendar
Open a door very day for German Christmas Music! –> Musical Advent Calendar
Watch and Listen to Beautiful German Christmas Music
Ihr Kinderlein Kommet
German Music for the Advent Season