The German village of Geslüsse is a tourist destination.
But it’s also home to the oldest surviving community in Europe.
“When we were young, we would spend holidays at the village church.
It was very spiritual.
We had no idea what was happening in the world, so we would listen to Christmas songs,” says the village’s local priest, Dr. Ulrich.
The local church has been converted into a nursery school, where children from all over the world come to learn about the world through music and storytelling.
It is an annual tradition that was first started in 1878, and is now celebrated annually.
This year, it is the second year that the village will celebrate Christmas.
The first time, the congregation gathered at the church to sing and pray.
“The choir sang Christmas songs, then we had a dinner, and then we sang some of the other Christmas songs.
And the music was wonderful,” explains Ulrich, “So we started singing it again the next day.”
Since then, the church has grown to include more than 10,000 children, many of whom are now singing the Christmas songs with the help of a musical group.
“We sing the same songs with our children as we would when we were kids,” says Dr. Karl Rau.
This is how the music plays out in Geslue, Germany: There are six voices playing at once, and each voice is given its own melody.
Each time a child hears a melody, they respond in the same way.
For example, the child may say “Merry Christmas” and then they may sing “Happy Birthday.”
It’s a wonderful process.
Every time a song is sung, the children sing along to it.
“I think it’s a beautiful thing,” says Ulrich of the process of learning about Christmas music.
In the meantime, many children enjoy their Christmas break.
“This is an incredible opportunity for children to experience Christmas in their own country,” said Dr. Rau, who is also the head of the Gesluede-Babylonische Bund (GGB) and the German Association for the Preservation of the World’s Cultural Heritage.
“They can go to their grandparents’ houses, and they can listen to the old music.”
The Geslues have become the latest village in Germany to host the Christmas tradition.
They are the second village to do so, following in the footsteps of neighboring villages, and the first to do it with children.
“It is a wonderful opportunity for German children to learn the tradition of Christmas music,” said Rau during the first Christmas celebrations in the town.
“And it is also a wonderful gift to the German people, who celebrate this great festival of the year.”
This year marks the beginning of the festival with a special Christmas tree lighting ceremony.
In 2015, the Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony took place in Geslos, a town in southern Germany, in which the lights were lit in front of the village.
According to Dr. Jens Rügler, the village head, the lights represent the traditional Christmas trees of the German countryside.
“There is a huge tradition here,” he told MTV News.
“In the wintertime, the trees are usually not very tall, so when you are walking on the street, you can see them.
But then again, if you look at the tree in the middle of the street in winter, it becomes so tall that you can barely see it.”
And it is that tall tree that lights the Christmas tree, Rünck said.
“If we had the lights in front, we could see the lights.
It would be an incredible sight.”
Christmas trees have been planted all over Germany, but the tradition has been passed down through generations.
“As a child, I was very interested in Christmas trees,” says Karl Rüger.
“But I knew that this tradition was not going to be passed down.
It must have been something that was passed down from one generation to the next.”
So, when Karl Röger was a child in the village of Sigmaringen, he started collecting Christmas tree decorations from around the country.
“Christmas tree decorations have been very important to me.
I want to thank my grandmother for being a great grandmother,” says Rögers grandfather, Dr., Karl Rörner.
“She has always wanted to make sure that our family had the most beautiful Christmas tree around the world,” says his mother, Dräger.
Römer also remembers his father, Dröger, a famous music teacher.
“He taught me how to sing, and he was a great musician too,” says her son, Karl Rolf.
“So, it’s very special to me to have his Christmas tree as a decoration.”
The first Christmas tree to be put up in Geslas was the one of the famous violinist, John Cage.
“Cage was a famous violin player, and I loved to see how his tree looked