It is a great pleasure for me that I was able to expand my Christmas album again, this time with poems and stories that are as much a part of Christmas for me as the candles on the Christmas tree. First of all, of course, there is the Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke, which is read on Christmas Eve not only in the churches but also in many families. Over the centuries, many great poets have dealt with the wonder of Christmas, and so we have been able to collect a whole range of wonderful poems here, from Goethe and Claudius to Mörike and Eichendorff to Storm and Rilke.
In the 20th century, the topic was sometimes treated with a touch of irony, as the texts by Kästner and Ringelnatz show. But in the end it is also about them reminding us of the real meaning of Christmas: that we are not alone in the world and that we should also think of those who are not doing so well at the festival of love. With this in mind, I wish you a peaceful Christmas, wherever and with whom you choose to celebrate it.
“It’s Christmas – Gold Edition”: Complete Christmas collection with 50 songs, a bonus CD with stories and poems and a booklet with personal photos and Christmas recipes, now available in Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland.