wow, last door of our Advent Calendar and phew… that whole calendar was a lot of work. So you had better enjoyed it!
You hear me! Have it enjoyed!
If you didn’t, then go back and do it! Do your duty and enjoy thecalendar, for God’s sa… okay, okay, I’ll stop with the silly (for this year. Next year is a whole other story)
I really hope you enjoyed the calendar. I sure did, thanks to all your feedback and comments. It’s really great to interact with you and it’s really really motivating. I might actually do something like this more often, if you liked it. Some sort of “extreme week” or something.
But that’s all stuff for next year.
So, what’s behind door number 24? A Christmas card.. uh… kinda, sorta.
Emanuel’s Christmas Card (jpg)
Yup, that’s me, hard at work :). If you see me in the streets of Berlin, say hi. And yup. I always wear that hat, even in summer. Oh and yup. I did the drawings. If you want to exhibit my art or purchase a drawing, please contact my agent :).
I wish you guys an amazing, relaxing Christmas and a chill time “zwischen den Jahren”.
Fröhliche Weihnachten euch allen.
(and if you don’t care about Christmas, have a relaxing and chill random few days :)
Oh… I’ll pick the winners of the daily give-away in the coming days and I’ll reach out to you by email.
Oh and the years before I posted my Christmas song of the year, so I want to keep that tradition. This song is nowhere near as cool as the one from last year or the year before and the lyrics are really stupid, but I like it for some reason.
You’re a great bloke, Emanuel. Don’t stop doing what you do as it’s done so well…….that sounds like a line from a song.
Thanks mate :)
Was good fun! Thanks for hard work :)
Thank you for the advent calendar. I really liked the sweet wee poem on day 1. I hear often that English is better for writing and singing and I can understand the reasoning but well written German literature or lyrics is a whole new experience which I really enjoy. The new metaphors, rhymes etc. are so much fun :D
By the way, I seem to be logged out from my paid account and I can’t seem to work out how to log in. Hopefully, the g+ link is the right way…
To me, English writing is a mixed bag. I really HATE newspaper English, and that goes for the NY times as well as the Huff Post. It feels steril and static to me and I don’t enjoy reading it. I think it’s all the -ing forms. Too much -ing, not enough verbs.
But then again, in books English can be really beautiful. I love it when the author managed to leave out as many of the Latin based words as possible because those always feel scholar-y and technical to me and kill the vibe.
But even with the Latin it can be fluid and pretty. I’ve read “History of the United Stated”, quite a dense topic but the way the author writes is really great. Witty, elegant but without being mundane or colloquial.
Login’s here :)
Coolest Christmas ever! Thank you for all the hard work and humour that you have put into your lessons. Have a fantastic and fulfilling 2017!
Danke dir, du auch :)!
Your blog is amazing. Keep the blog posts comin. Wish you a happy and successful new year. Also Berlin is a wonderful city. Got to come visit once more (and many times more)
All I want for Christmas is your German prefix verb book :)
Anyway wish you an amazing year and keep doing what you love.
Btw, I’m gonna go with the Unicorn’s Choice soon
Oh man, that book really is taking forever. But it’s gonna be worth the wait, I’m sure of that :) Frohes neues dir!
Dude i wish u a very very succesful year…it has been exactly one year since i began this german learning adveture..And you have helped me and a lot of people more than you can imagine…cheers to you my friend..may you be blessed
And may you come up with a million good ideas ..always glad and willing to help you help us in our quest and yours..
The calendar for Advent has been an inspiration! Thank you so much for the tremendous effort you have made to give us, with such good humour, such invaluable insights into the German language. I hope you had a most enjoyable Christmas and wish you every happiness in the New Year.
Vielen dank! Sprache ist sehr interessant, wenn du wirklich Interessiert und du hast es ganz gut bewiesen.
Aber German is not so easy ;)
Finally got to see your face (respectfully, you look good)! Haha
Thank you for your huge commitment and the great job you have done so far. I follow your website since last year and I’m one of many you have helped to learn German in a much easier, better way. Once again, thanks a lot, and hope you had a great christmas! :)
I just want to thank Emanuel for his generosity. I e-mailed him, because I wanted to become member but didn’t have money. He answered me really quickly and gave me membership for one year. I am happy and ready to read all postes on this blog, so I can improve my German.
Danke schön und viele Gruße
It’s not really my generosity but the one of the readers here :).
Thank you so much, Emanuel, for your fun Advent series, and also for your regular blog posts – your humor and ability to zero in on what most students of German have difficulty with make learning German – shall I say it? – not so hard! I’ve been learning German off and on, like Jill, for decades. It pleases me more than any other language I’ve worked with. I am in full agreement with Jill, your explanations of various concepts are the best I’ve ever seen. And I really enjoy having your face to match your voice – thank you! And enjoy your Christmas and New Year’s cheer!
oh, guck mal! Emanuel doch existiert! :)
Haha, ja :). Geht’s dir gut? Hattest du schöne Weihnachten?
Vielen Dank und frohe Weihnachten!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone :)
Thanks a lot for helping me out Emmanuel. I never expected a reply to be honest and but it did! Thanks once again.
I’ll forward that thanks right on to all the readers who put some into the sponsorship pot :)
DU SIEHST SO SÜSS AUS, GOTT ES ERWÄRMT MIR DAS HERZ!
Nein, ernsthaft; du hast ein sehr nettes Gesicht & erinnerst mich an der Behälter meiner Lieblingsrestaurant; sehr nett, talentiert, Deutsch & Bartwuchs passt euch voll gut ^•^
Frohe Weihnachten, Emanuel! Ich hoffe dass du immer noch uns schreibst & unterhaltest und dich selbst bleibst. Pass auf dich gut auf & ich hoffe dass ich dich nächstes Jahr sehen kann (ich fahre nächsten Jahr hinzu, ich will n Autogramm bekommen:D )
Herzlichen Danke und wünsche ich dir Froh Weihnachten!
A very Happy Christmas Emanuel. Looking forward to reading your wonderful posts next year.
Merry Christmas Emanuel….To you and all you hold close! (and even to that loveable goof, Thomas)
The calendar has been a delight start to finish (word games was my ultimate favourite). Thank you so much!!!!! Interactive I have not been as I live on a small island and internet has been f…ing,–uh, troublesome– lately. I’ve managed to peek behind all the doors at least briefly and will go back to complete the exercises. I’ve been following silently– waving my YAH EMANUEL flag!
Funny….I don’t remember seeing that hat this spring…….
Uhm… well, it was in the laundry that day :). Great to hear you’re still reading, Shannon. I’ll put up the pdfs for the calendar today, too, so you’re not that dependent on the web anymore. Happy rest Christmas and guten Rutsch