Tannenbaum is a rather obvious choice of word, I know, since O’ Tannenbaum is a fairly familiar song even to those who don’t celebrate Christmas. The modern lyrics of O’ Tannenbaum were written in 1824 by the German composer Ernst Anschütz. A fun fact is that though the song and word Tannenbaum are associated with Christmas, the lyrics do not ever refer to Christmas nor to a decorated tree. Instead O’ Tannenbaum is about the fir tree’s evergreen quality as a symbol of faithfulness and consistency. It’s also worth noting that of the top 5 most popular Christmas tree choices (according to the Farmer’s Almanac) the tannenbaum, or fir tree, is the top 3!
A glowing tannenbaum framed by the lovely branches of another tannenbaum ~ pure magic!
So there you go, tannenbaum is a great word and now you have some holiday and tree trivia to wow someone with! I have a few more delightful holidayish words to share and my health should be allowing me to post a lot more reliably ~ Thank You for still visiting and reading and for being so kind!
Namaste ~ Ella
** If there’s a word you’d like to see added to the Word Nerd roster, please feel free to contact me or suggest it in the comments – I love feedback and recommendations!