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German Christmas Carols:
“Weiße Weihnacht”

 
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MUSIK: IRVING BERLIN
TEXT: IRVING BERLIN

Also see the English lyrics for this song (prose translation).

See and hear this song in German! See the video clip below.

DEUTSCH
Text: B. Balz/I. Berlin

Süß singt der Engel Chor
  Weihnacht
Und draussen rieselt leis' der Schnee
Festlich strahlen Kerzen in allen
  Herzen
Vergeh'n Kummer heut' und Weh

Süß singt der Glocken Ton
  Weihnacht
Das Fest der Liebe ist nun da
Und ein einz'ger Wunsch stellt sich ein
Möcht's auf Erden Frieden immer sein

Festlich strahlen Kerzen in allen
  Herzen
Vergeh'n Kummer heut' und Weh
Süß singt der Glocken Ton
  Weihnacht
Das Fest der Liebe ist nun da

Und ein einz'ger Wunsch stellt sich ein
Möcht's auf Erden Frieden immer sein
 


Below are the original English lyrics for this popular Christmas song, written/composed by Irving Berlin for the film Holiday Inn (1942).

White Christmas

During the Christmas season in Germany, you're much more likely to hear these English lyrics on the radio than the German version.

Music/Text: Irving Berlin (Israel Beilin), 1942

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the treetops glisten
And children listen
To hear sleigh bells in the snow.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white.

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
With every Christmas card I write
May your days be merry and bright
And may all your Christmases be white

Also see the literal English translation of the German
lyrics by B. Balz.


VIDEO
Weiße Weihnacht - Toelzer Knabenchor


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