Merry Christmas!

It‘s Advent season. Spacy is reading the newspaper. “They are preparing a live nativity scene!“ he says to Sparky.
Illu: Harald Schröder
Illu: Harald Schröder

“Who?“ Sparky asks. “The people in the parish. For Christmas!“ Spacy answers. “It‘s a good idea. Maybe we should take part,“ Sparky says. “Why don‘t we have our own Christmas manger?“ Spacy proposes. “How do you mean that?“ Sparky wants to know. “Let‘s prepare a live nativity scene here in our home and invite our friends and neighbours,“ Spacy explains. “Sounds a little bit crazy!“ Sparky notes. “Don‘t worry!“ Spacy answers with a smile.

At Christmas they really have a special celebration with their friends and neighbours. They are all happy and touched. “Merry Christmas, Sparky! Spacy says. “Merry Christmas, Spacy! Well done!“ Sparky answers. Both are pleased.

Vocabulary

Merry Christmas Frohe Weihnachten
manger Krippe
live nativity scene lebende Krippe
parish Pfarrei
to take part in sth. teilnehmen, mitmachen
to propose vorschlagen
neighbour Nachbar
to note something etw. anmerken
touched berührt
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Magic

Spacy is very busy. He is fiddling with several coins and playing cards. “What are you doing?“ Sparky asks. “I‘m preparing some magic tricks. I‘m doing some conjuring tricks at the carnival party next week!“ Spacy explains.
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Snow Sculpture

Sparky is sitting in the armchair. He is reading a book. In the fireplace a fire is burning. Outside it is snowing and snowing and snowing. Spacy looks out of the window.
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Home Sheriffs

The fruits and vegetables in Sparky aund Spacy‘s garden are growing fine. “We will have a very good harvest!“ Sparky rejoices. But the next morning the two friends are quite angry.
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Restless Night

Spacy has a new pet: a hamster. “Look, how cute it is!“ he says to Sparky.