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Happy 2015!

To all of you: Happy holidays and a good slide into the new year 2015 (as we like to say in Switzerland)! May the new year bring you much joy and happiness and many adventures in and around Switzerland!






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Six Poems for Santa

According to our tradition Santa visits Switzerland on December 6th and does not bring the actual Christmas presents (those are said to be brought by the Christkind). Instead he takes a long a big bag filled with nuts, mandarines, cookies and chocolates which he distributes to the children he visits according to their behavior during the past year.

The amount of goodies one receives can sometimes be increased when the child (or adult) recites a poem or a short rhyme for Santa. Typically, these short poems are about the Santa tradition in Switzerland or about the Christmas season and are sometimes adapted by the children themselves. Some of them are a bit humorous which is not always received well by the visiting Santa...

Six Poems for Santa

1)
Samichlaus du liebe Maa (Santa Claus you're a good man)
dörfi au es Nüssli haa.? (may I please have some nuts as well?)

2)
Samichlaus du bisch en Guete (Santa Claus you're a good man)
gäll ich bruche gwüss kei Ruete (I won't need to…