“Merry Christmas”… A Relatively New Phrase

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

A season full of joy, a holiday brimming with cheer—Christmas uncorks the festive spirits in the hearts of all. We greet each other with our good wishes and embrace the Christmas holiday spirit. Just like giving presents, Christmas greetings also play a major part of our celebrations. Year after year …

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How to Capture the True Spirit of Christmas

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

While for so many people this holiday season is about rampant commercialism and rushing to keep up with a hectic schedule, we should all jump off the speed train and take time to not only appreciate the true meaning of Christmas, but also to embrace the true spirit of Christmas. …

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All Cracked Up

By Darlene Fuchs on Email

In legend, the Nutcracker possessed miraculous powers, bringing good fortune and protection from evil spirits. The more elaborate their decorations, the stronger their powers. The nutcracker story began with the creation of European nutcrackers in England, Switzerland, France and Germany, in the regions of Sonneberg and Exgebirge near the Bohemaian …

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German Embassy Shares the Christmas Spirit on the Streets of DC

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

The German Embassy is at it once again in Washington DC with their annual Christmas buses.  Three Metrobuses in the DC area have been decorated in a festive gold and red design that carry the traditional German Christmas greeting of “Frohe Weihnachten” and the more universal “Season’s Greetings.”  These decorative …

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Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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