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The best Christmas movies

Christmas is: Watch the best chrismas movies!

Before Christmas, when it gets cold outside and dark very early in the evening it is the best time to cuddle in a warm blanket, drink some tea and watch the best christmas movies.

We put together the ultimate list of the most wonderful, funny, romantic and most christmassy movies for December:


Kevin – Home Alone

Kevin McCallister is an arrogant eight-year-old boy who hates the fact that he lives in a family who constantly bullies him. While his family leaves for their Paris Christmas vacation, they leave him behind by accident.

Three Wishes for Cinderella

A royal prince and heir shows little interest in politics or marriage, so his royal parents stage a ball to find a suitable match. His Highness prefers prancing at the hunt in fields and woods with his courtier buddies. Hunting, he’s fascinated by a mysterious cocky youth crossbow-sharpshooter who keeps outclassing them in tree-climbing–and keeps eluding his royal party. It turns out to be tomboy Popelka (Cinderella), whose stepmother shares nothing of the inheritance with her and has reduced her to being an unpaid servant at the lucrative estate manor. Cinderella’s closest friend is her father’s stallion, who helps her greatly, as do the wishes granted by three magical hazelnuts. When her stepmother and stepsisters cruelly crush her hopes to attend or at least watch the ball, she manages to intrude veiled and is followed how by the prince, who can’t resist such an atypical hunt.

The Grinch

Whoville is wondrous little town where the residents, the human-like Whos, celebrate and keep the joy of Christmas close to their hearts all year round. But at Christmas time, the Whos pronounce their joy for the season loud and proud. However, not far from Whoville lives a creature who despises everything about Christmas. The creature, known as the Grinch, is a green furred outcast whose only company in his lonely cave is his loyal dog Max. The Grinch wishes he could stop Christmas from coming, but he has not quite found a way how.


Francis Xavier Cross is a cynical, mean spirited television executive, he treats his loyal assistant with contempt. He just sacked a member of staff on Christmas Eve for simply disagreeing with him, and he’s alienated himself from his brother who still insists on inviting Frank to Christmas dinner despite him refusing to go every year. However, Frank is forced to learn the true meaning of Christmas when he’s visited by three ghosts.


Klaus begins when Jesper distinguishes himself as the postal academy’s worst student. So they stationed him on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words; let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva, and discovers Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys. Their unlikely friendships return laughter to Smeerensburg; forging a new legacy of generous neighbors, magical lore and stockings hung by the chimney with care.

Die Hard (1)

New York police officer John McClane flies to Los Angeles on Christmas Eve to celebrate the holiday with his local family. He also hopes to reconcile with his wife Holly. But when he goes to his wife’s Christmas party, it comes to an abrupt end because it is stormed by terrorists. Only McClane manages to escape unnoticed in the chaos. Now he has to face the terrorists alone and fight for life and death.


The Polar Express

In this film based on the classic children’s book by the same name, a boy grows skeptical of the magic of Christmas and the existence of Santa Claus until he is visited by mysterious train called the Polar Express. The train takes the boy, and several other children, to the North Pole to see Santa Claus. Along the way, the skeptical boy makes a new group of friends and encounters wonders and magic that cause him to question what he truly believes.

A Christmas Story

The nine-year-old Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun. When he mentions it at the dinner table, his mother’s immediate reaction is that he’ll shoot his eye out. So after his teacher assigns a Christmas theme, he writes about the gun. She too replies with his mom’s reaction. While fantasizing about catching bad guys with Red Ryder at his side, he decides to ask Santa. Santa too gives Ralphie mom’s same spiel. When the big day arrives, he gets lots of presents under the tree—including a lovely gift from his aunt—whom his mother adores. But does Ralphie get that BB gun?

Bring a christmas tree in you room

The reason why everybody brings a decorated tree in their room?

The Christmas tree is the most famous symbol of Christmas worldwide. However, the custom of putting up a decorated Christmas tree in the home is still quite young. Originally, the green tree with the apple was associated with the story of Adam and Eve and the serpent. Over time, a connection to the Christmas story developed from the “paradise tree” – hence this is the archetype of the Christmas tree later decorated with golden nuts, cookies and baubles.

As early as 1535, small yew, holly and box trees were sold in Strasbourg (France) during the Christmas season. At that time, however, they were still set up without decoration and candles. From 1570 onwards, apples, nuts and dates were hung on small cultivated trees in Bremen (Germany). The children were then allowed to take off the jewelry and eat at Christmas.

Christmas trees decorated with candles first appear in tradition at the end of the 19th century and then became an integral part of Christmas in Germany. After spreading throughout Europe, emigrants and German soldiers who fought in the American War of Independence made the Christmas tree popular in America in the course of the 19th century. The decorated Christmas tree in the apartments therefore has a long history, repurposed from a Christian story. But today, the Christmas tree is an integral part of the Christmas season. It exudes comfort and festivity.

Perhaps you will also find a Christmas tree in your student apartment?

Visit the zoo of Berlin

A trip to Europe’s biggest zoo

We chose the perfect fall day with wonderful sunshine for our first trip to the biggest zoo of Europe – the zoo of Berlin.

In a group of six students we made it to see all the aesthetic animals like lions, leopards, giraffes and funny little penguins, monkeys and sloths. The most popular animal was the panda. We recognized, the zoo of Berlin has wonderful big cages for all the animals. They have the chance to be outside in a green area or to stay in a warm and cozy interior.

It was a wonderful visit that we like to repeat once a month from now on.

Get Together Events

Meet new friends and get to know the Kiez

It doesn’t matter whether you’re new to Berlin or already an old hand in the neighborhood – we invite all of our dorm residents to our regular get together events.

There, the tenants have the opportunity to get to know each other over cold drinks and snacks, exchange experiences and spend a wonderful evening. It’s nice to see new tenants and the more experienced tenants connecting and arranging to meet up for restaurants or events. And a few tips from experienced tenants will certainly make the start in Berlin much easier for newcomers.

We are looking forward to all upcoming social events and great conversations!

New Faces for Home in Berlin

Fotoshooting for dormitory “Keithstraße”

Each of our dormitories is located in a different neighborhood, each has its own charm.

The dormitory “Keithstraße” is located in the Kiez Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf. In September we had a photo shoot for this dorm location with four residents as the new faces for Home in Berlin.

Whether on the Kurfürstendamm, at the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, the Bikini Berlin or in the Zoological Garden – this neighborhood offers a great variety for students. It’s guaranteed never to be boring here, because the hustle and bustle of the city and the shopping mile are shown in this neighborhood and right next to it is the purest oasis of well-being with the zoo, the zoo and a green planted canal.

We are very happy to present the great results of the photo shoot on our social media channels and website.

A huge thank you goes again to our wonderful photo models and the photographer Thomas Hedrich.

Welcome to Berlin

The first Welcome Events for our students

New to Berlin, haven’t explored the neighborhood yet and would like to make new friends?

In September we offered welcome events for our new tenants for the first time. With cold drinks and plenty of snacks, all participants had the chance to meet new people and chat with each other after a short tour through the dormitory. The atmosphere was great and pleasant – the perfect setting to make new friends.

From October, the Welcome Events have now been converted into Get Totgether Events so that tenants who have already moved in can also join these events. We are looking forward to the events and nice conversations!