Weihnachtsmann vom Dach

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"Weihnachtsmann vom Dach"
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Single by Die Roten Rosen
from the album Wir warten auf's Christkind...
Released November 16, 1998
Genre Punk rock
Length 4:02
Label JKP
Writer(s) Andreas Frege
Andreas von Holst
Die Roten Rosen singles chronology
"Pushed Again"
(1998)
"Weihnachtsmann vom Dach"
(1998)
"Auld Lang Syne"
(1999)

"Weihnachtsmann vom Dach" (Santa Claus from the roof) is a Christmas song by Die Toten Hosen, released as Die Roten Rosen. It's the first single and the sixth track from the Christmas album Wir warten auf's Christkind....

The song is sung from the perspective of somebody, who has Santa hiding from Christmas in his house and is depressed. On a card he has written "Merry Christmas" and that he hopes everyone's happy and apologises for the escape. For the second verse, he has hanged himself. In his diary is the same message, as there was on the card.

Music video[edit]

The music video was directed by Ralf Schmerberg.

The music video depicts a girl hanging a figurine Santa in her home, as she notices a midget in a Santa costume stealing her presents. She starts chasing him as he notices the Santa doll and is devastated. Then, a life-sized version of a similar Santa is shown hanging in a similar room as the self-made dollhouse had. He is surrounded by others like him, who then visit the girl (probably to seek revenge). The man, who tried to steal the girl's presents then saves her by somehow turning them small, like the figurine, and escaping to a tunnel on a railroad maquette as the lifesize figurine Santas search the house. The Santa-like people leave and the two hug. The next scene shows them ice-skating on the maquette with a man with a similar hat that the Santa-like people were wearing.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Weihnachtsmann vom Dach" (von Holst/Frege) − 4:02
  2. "Come All Ye Faithful" – 2:34
  3. "Jingle Bells (Dub Version)" – 5:34
  4. "Baby, du sollst nicht weinen" (Baby, you shouldn't cry) − 3:34

Charts[edit]

Year Country Position
1998 Germany 49
1998 Austria 19