Oh Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
How steadfast are your branches!
Your boughs are green in summer’s clime
And through the snows of wintertime.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
How steadfast are your branches!

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!
Du grünst nicht nur
zur Sommerzeit,
Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
wie treu sind deine Blätter!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson
That constant faith and hope sublime
Lend strength and comfort through all time.
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
Your boughs can teach a lesson.

We had a very nice evening with our small group and it was fun to get 10 people crammed around the tree for a very friendly White Elephant Exchange. No fights erupted for any particular gift that was opened. The party was casual with lots of tasty food items to share. I was very surprised when I finally woke up this morning at 8:30! That doesn’t happen very often. We are looking forward to this weekend and the weeks to come. First off Dear will finally be relieved of being on-call. He’s been running solo for a couple weeks now. We have a fun event on Sunday to attend. It involves driving to another country.

What’s on your calendar for the weekend?

About Ellenhttps://happywonderer.com/I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

14 thoughts on “Oh Christmas Tree

  1. Beautiful, Ellen! Your library is such a cozy albeit large room. The tree is gorgeous, and I love all the stockings across the fireplace mantel. The lighted garland all around is pretty, too! It really adds a lot to the space. My calendar this weekend calls for our annual cul-de-sac progressive dinner on Saturday and lots of rest on Sunday! Glad to hear your husband is not on-call for a while. Have a good one!!!!!!

  2. So beautiful Ellen! Your tannenbaum is perfect! Safe travels to you.
    We have a “retirement” dinner, much needed housecleaning, some Christmas baking, and play practice on the agenda this weekend.

  3. I’m also singing along in German. That’s the way we used to sing it when I was a child.
    Your room looks so festive,
    Looking forward to Sunday when we get to share an event! Do you have your White Elephant gift ready?
    We’re off to Vernon for a friends’ 60th birthday but we’ll be back in time for tomorrow’s fun.

  4. I too am singing that German carol…your place looks so festive and we are so happy that you are coming out to visit. Till then, I will be singing, O Tannenbaum in my white angelic robe.

  5. Lovely tree and mantle. After three weeks in a hotel, we are moving back home this weekend. Our remodel is almost done and we are so thankful!

  6. That is a beautiful tree and scene with the stockings hanging all in a row and the effect of the snow, little white balls gently falling down on the screen.

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