O Tannenbaum – Oh Christmas Tree

    O Tannenbaum Lyrics

    Verse 1

    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Wie treu sind deine Blätter!
    Du grünst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
    Nein, auch im Winter, wenn es schneit.
    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Wie treu sind deine Blätter!

    Verse 2

    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!
    Wie oft hat nicht zur Weihnachtszeit
    Ein Baum von dir mich hoch erfreut!
    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Du kannst mir sehr gefallen!

    Verse 3

    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Dein Kleid will mich was lehren:
    Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit
    Gibt Mut und Kraft zu jeder Zeit!
    O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
    Dein Kleid will mich was lehren!

    YouTube Channels Featured in This Rendition of O Tannenbaum

    Get Germanized

    Dominik from Get Germanized has been creating German learning videos for longer than almost all of the other channels on my list of my favorite German learning YouTube Channels. His more recent videos have focused on German culture, specifically when it is compared to other countries and he has done a series of reaction videos in which he shares his thoughts as a German about videos that try to break down the German culture into a short clip.

    While these videos are entertaining and can definitely teach you a bit about the German culture and help you get past the nasty German stereotypes, his older videos are my favorites. In April 2017 he uploaded a long cut of a lot of his older videos about German grammar and vocabulary. This video includes quite a few videos that I have used in my German classes to teach specific topics.

    Beginner German with Herr Antrim

    More recently in 2019 he has gotten back to his roots of teaching German. He has started a B1/B2 series, which has proven to be quite helpful. You can find all of his German learning videos in a single playlist here.

    Don’t Trust the Rabbit

    Trixi is a native German speaker with a fantastic sense of humor. She breaks down language barriers by making her lessons light and full of entertaining skits. Trixi‘s YouTube channel can help you learn a lot about the German language and culture. She teaches everything from the struggles of finding a new apartment in Germany to how to flirt like a German. That last video even includes Dominik from Get Germanized and Dave from VlogDave.

    Personally, I enjoy her videos about false friends in German and things that even German native speakers screw up. Both of those videos are embedded below, but her cultural lessons can be very insightful. Things like “How do Germans feel about learning of their own history?” or the nuances of the Berliner Dialect. She is full of entertaining anecdotes, insightful commentary, and well-thought out mini-lessons about the German language.

    Wanted Adventure

    Dana is an American who moved to Germany when she fell in love. Now she shares her love-hate relationship with the German language, people and culture. Her videos show you a perspective on the German culture that no other channel on YouTube can.

    Her video about asparagus is one of my favorites, because I had no idea that asparagus was such a serious topic. My students enjoy it, because they think everything in the video is an inappropriate joke. While I’m not sure if she did that on purpose or not, it definitely makes for an entertaining video.

    While phallic jokes may be entertaining, it is Dana’s personality that makes her videos come to life. She brings you insight into the German culture with such joy and energy that you can’t help but watch her videos with a smile on your face. If you don’t already have a smile on your face, go subscribe to her channel and get one.


    If you are looking for German grammar lessons that teach you in a way that no one else can and you want to learn German faster, more efficiently, and effectively, you need to subscribe to smarterGerman. His lessons on German grammar are fantastic. He has a method of helping you remember which gender German nouns take that I haven’t seen on any other channel on YouTube. There is even an app for that now. He also has an app for his method of learning irregular verbs in the Präteritum and Perfekt tenses in German.

    His tips, however, are just a sampler of the things that Michael can teach you about the German language. He has full courses available on his website that can take you from A1 to B1 in just 3 months. His partner in crime, Margareth, composes music especially for German learners to help them with one of the most difficult tasks: the German sentence structure. smarterGerman should definitely be on your subscription list, if it isn’t already.

    Authentic German Learning

    If you are looking for someone to slow things down for you, you need to subscribe to Authentic German Learning with Marco. His videos are always in German and most of the time they include subtitles. One of the cool things about Marco’s channel is that he uploads a lot of videos about motivation and keeping a clear mind when learning German. He talks about the struggles of learning German and how you can overcome the hurdles you may face. He also does occasional travel videos and vlogs, which are also entertaining and at a rate of speech that beginners can comprehend.

    If you are looking for the BEST YouTube Channels to Learn German, click here.

    FREE A1/A2 Materials

    Herr Antrim’s 2017 Adventskalender

    This video and post are a part of Herr Antrim’s 2017 Adventskalender. You can find all of those posts here.

    Herr Antrim

    Herr Antrim is a German teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience. In 2011 he started his successful YouTube Channel "Learn German with Herr Antrim". In 2015 he created this website to enhance the German language lessons he was providing on YouTube. He is now the author of his own e-book, "Beginner German with Herr Antrim". He has also been featured on numerous blogs and other sites.