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Merry Xmas - American Christmas across the pond

From Santa Claus to Eggnog to Jingle Bells - American Christmas traditions and Christmas carols are widespread in this country and particularly popular with the younger generation. So why not just celebrate an American Christmas party full of kitsch and splendid USA party decorations and give the USA fans or American business partners a very special treat? We'll tell you how to do it and give you valuable tips and ideas for planning a typical American Christmas!

American Christmas: A hit even without a fireplace

By integrating American Christmas traditions into Advent and the Christmas holidays, you can easily bring the "American feeling" into your own home or at a private Christmas party with the whole family. You don't have to go up the chimney yourself and your electricity bills or the blood pressure of your neighbors don't increase with a huge American decoration on the entire facade of the house.

Instead, decorate your Christmas tree decadently with tinsel, artificial candles and eye-catching Christmas balls, and scatter a few fairy lights around the house. In terms of color, the USA party decoration can of course be based on the national flag in the colors blue, white and red, but if you don't want to overdo it with the American motto, Christmas decorations in festive red and gold also go well. If you have a fireplace, this is perfect for attaching the famous Christmas stockings ("stockings") to it. On Christmas morning - which traditionally falls on December 25th in the USA - these are well filled with nuts, chocolate and other Christmas gifts. Alternatively, the socks can of course also be positioned on or under the Christmas tree. If one or the other mistletoe is distributed around the house - under which people snog happily at Christmas time - and the landlady conjures up a decadent feast with turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie for the whole family, the private international Christmas party is perfect.

Xmas Extreme: American Christmas party in the company

Fun and fundraising: At the large American Christmas party, the focus is on fun and donations!

The USA motto is also ideal for a company party or a public event. After all, thanks to Coca-Cola and Co., almost everyone is familiar with the American Santa Claus anyway, and your American business partners and employees will also be happy about a piece of home at the company party for Christmas. There is only one rule when it comes to implementation: You can splurge and splurge, regardless of whether you choose the location, the decadent Christmas decorations or the American entertainment.

Pamper your guests, for example, with international Christmas carols performed by a singer, a party band or a choir. To "Jingle Bells", "Driving home for Christmas" and "Do they know it's Christmas?" Christmas spirit and American feeling will surely arise for everyone present within a very short time. Gospel music is also well suited for the American Christmas party and can be combined, for example, with a benefit concert for the needy - in the USA, charity events and fundraising campaigns are ubiquitous at Christmas time and a little charity should not be missing at any successful Christmas party anyway. Great highlights at the freaky American Christmas are also an Elvis impersonator or another doppelganger as well as the visit of the actual star guest of the Christmas party - meaning Santa Claus, of course.

Global Christmas: Hanukkah and Kwanzaa instead of Christmas

Despite its strict immigration policy, the USA is a melting pot of the most diverse cultures and religions. Therefore, there is increasing emphasis on the fact that the Jewish Hanukkah and the Afro-American Kwanzaa in December receive enough attention. A TV presenter can even lose his job if he says goodbye with a Christian "Merry Christmas" instead of a general "Happy holidays!" slips through the lips. So if Jewish or Afro-American guests are also present at your Christmas party, or if you simply want to introduce your guests to other cultures, you should definitely include a few Hanukkah and Kwanzaa customs at your American celebration. Decorate the festival location, for example, in the spirit of Kwanzaa with a seven-armed candlestick and a rich harvest table made of fruits and grain or let the guests participate in the story of the Hanukkah miracle with the help of a reader in the spirit of Hanukkah. The global festival is perfectly rounded off by a klezmer band, an international world music band and African dancers.

We hope that we have been able to provide you with some ideas for your American Christmas party and we wish you a "Merry Christmas" - or rather "Happy Holidays"!