Last week, I wrote about reminiscing of Germany as a Mormon missionary in Germany during Christmas.

Today, I thought about Germany again and reflected on Christmas songs that they sing there during Christmas that I never hear in the States. My favorite German Christmas songs are:

Still, Still, Still

When I hear this song in German I feel like I am almost right there watching little baby Jesus sleeping.

English and German Versions:

Es Ist Ein Rose Entsprungen (Lo, How a Rose ‘Er Blooming)

I grew to love classical music while I lived in Germany. I like this song because it talks about honoring Jesus’ mother as well as Jesus’ divine mission and prophecies leading up to his birth and does so with a classical feel to the song.

German version with English subtitles:

Kling Glocken

This is just a fun little children’s song, similar to “Jingle Bells” that we sing a lot during Christmas in the U.S.

O Du Frohliche

I really like the version of the song below for a number of reasons. First, I like the song and it reminds me of the amazing Spirit of Christ I felt on my mission in Germany. Second, they are doing a flash mob of this, which is just fun. Finally, it is on the subway and it reminds me of being on the buses and trains and subways speaking with people about Christ.

Other German Songs that are Popular in the U.S. but better in German

(This Nat King Cole version is great, even with an American accent!)

Let us know what your thoughts are on these songs or any other German songs you enjoy. If you have Christmas songs from other languages and cultures that you would like to share, please do so.

Merry Christmas!