Germany team director Bierhoff leaves role after World Cup debacle

Germany team director Oliver Bierhoff has become the first casualty of their first-round World Cup exit in Qatar after agreeing to leave his post two years before his contract ends, the DFB said on Tuesday. Former Germany international Bierhoff, who had been in his post as team director for the last 18 years, was widely…

Germany team director Bierhoff leaves role after World Cup debacle



2022 Christmas Series: St. Nicolas Day

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Today is St. Nicholas Day in Germany. On the night of December 5th, families put their empty boots out and St. Nick fills them up either with candies or with sticks, the former if the person was good during the entire year, the latter if the person was naughty. The candies are then consumed in his honor on December 6th. The tradition can be found in most of Europe, though with a little variant from country to country. In either case, children receive their gifts on two days during the holiday season here in Germany, instead of only one in the United States, which is in the night from Christmas Eve to Christmas Day. It’s not a surprise that nine out of ten children in the States relate Christmas to only Santa Claus instead of the true meaning, which is the birth of Jesus Christ. And while religion is not as predominant in Germany as in the States, having two holidays where you can open gifts is twice the fun, don’t you think.

And while we are looking at it that way, this St. Nicholas Day has twice the fun. Click on the symbols below, each one will bring you a surprise which is six times the fun. Enjoy! 🙂

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As a bonus, here’s a quote for you to think about:

Never deny the babies their Christmas! It is the shining seal set upon, a year of happiness. Let them believe in Santa Claus, or St. Nicholas, or Kriss Kringle, or whatever name the jolly Dutch saint bears in your religion.

Mary Virginia Terhune



Opened doors:

December 1: Wake Awake, For the Night is Flying

December 2: A Mother’s Wish for Christmas by Olivia Newton John

December 3: Gift Idea: Glass Christmas Tree

December 4: 2022 Christmas Market Tour Part 1: Meerane

December 5: Guessing Quiz: What is this?


Classic Television Review:  A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965, PBS) 

Charlie Brown (Peter Robbins) has the Christmas blues.  He’s depressed because he thinks Christmas has become too materialistic.  Poor Charlie has plenty of evidence to prove his point.  His sister, Sally (Cathy Steinberg) asks Charlie Brown to write to Santa for her, and Sally has a long list of gifts for Santa to bring her.  […]

Classic Television Review:  A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965, PBS) 

A Charlie Brown Christmas, created by the late Charles M Schulz, was one of the key fixtures for Children’s television during the 1970s- 1990s. It’s a hit even to this day. 😊

You’ll find the plot of the story and the review of it here.

Ralphie’s Coming Home in ‘A Christmas Story Christmas’

The plot “A Christmas Story Christmas” takes place in 1973 with Ralphie and his family returning to his childhood home to show his kids a “magical Christmas”.

Ralphie’s Coming Home in ‘A Christmas Story Christmas’

Another movie hit worth seeing is “A Christmas Story Christmas.” It’s a sequel to “A Christmas Story,” which was released in 1983, and the main character, Ralphie, makes his return home to pay homage to his late father and reunites with his siblings and their families to make Christmas a wonderful day just like in the past. Released in theaters on November 17, here’s a review on the film you can find in the link above.

Views: Charlottenburg Palace 2022 Christmas Market, Berlin, Germany — Boomers Daily

Christmas Market 2022 at Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin Germany. Schloss Charlottenburg is a Baroque palace in Berlin, located in Charlottenburg, a district of the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf borough. The palace was built at the end of the 17th century and was greatly expanded during the 18th century. It includes much lavish internal decoration in baroque and rococo styles […]

Views: Charlottenburg Palace 2022 Christmas Market, Berlin, Germany — Boomers Daily