O Christmas Tree


Inside Christmas tree. Photo by Ernest Kirchman

O Christmas Tree!
(O Tannenbaum!)

O Christmas Tree is a traditional German Carol. The author of the lyrics is unknown, as is the composer of the music. The tradition of bringing a tree inside and decorating it with candy, baubles and bells was started in the nineteenth century and is immortalized in the carol O Christmas Tree.

Below is a picture of the Christmas tree outside our front deck.  My hubby and I both love this pic and want to share it with you, along with our Christmas wishes for a blessed day, followed by an outstanding new year.


A tree born to be a natural Christmas tree. Photo by Ernest Kirchman.

 O Christmas tree video and lyrics


22 responses to “O Christmas Tree

  1. They are both lovely! Thank you for sharing them. 🙂


  2. Beautiful tree, house, and scene, Sandra. Lovely setting for those who enjoy the white fluffy stuff. 😉


  3. Sandra: Very pretty scenes! I’m still working on mine…I’ve given myself ‘til noon today and whatever isn’t on the tree will go back into the attic. In that regard, your natural tree is far superior, indeed!
    Merry Christmas! MTE


    • Thanks, Marsha. We don’t put a lot of decorations on the inside tree even…just blue lights and Christmas balls (mostly silver). On the top we have a really gorgeous angel, holding a string of white lights. With the outside tree, we don’t have any decorations to put away. Clever tree!

      It must be past noon now, and I bet your tree is as pretty as anything. You should take a pic of it and post it.


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  5. Beautiful! The one outside was absolutely born to be a Christmas tree!


    • Yup, it was, wasn’t it. During spring, summer and fall, it is host to small birds who love eating pine cone seeds. Then in winter, it is host to the Christmas spirit. Not bad jobs for a tree, eh? I didn’t take the pic, my hubby did. He is very fond of it.


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  7. Your home and tree are beautiful, Sandra! Happy Holidays!


  8. Beautiful! But what’s all that white stuff?


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  11. They are both beautiful trees. I hope your Christmas was a beautiful one too!


  12. Wow! That is amazing. You are so lucky to live there. It’s like a scene from a movie or a Christmas card!!


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