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Music by traditional German folksong
Date 16th cent.

"O Christmas Tree" is the English version of the German Christmas carol, "O Tannenbaum." There are multiple variations on the lyrics in both languages; in German the oldest lyrics date to 1550, but the best-known lyrics were written by Ernst Anschütz in 1824. None of the English versions are literal translations of the German.

Prairie Dawn sings "O Christmas Tree" on the album Elmo Saves Christmas: Holiday Favorites.

Rumpel performed his own version on "Die Grosse Sesamstrassen-Musikshow" in the special Weihnachten mit Ernie & Bert.

While filming a segment for Ernie & Bert Songs, David Garrett played an impromptu rendition of the song with Ernie and Bert in an online clip released on Sesamstrasse.de in December 2013.

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