Year after year, German cities are transformed into wooden shack slums steeped in mulled wine. Enough is enough! We want Frankfurt to become the first city in Germany to remain free of Christmas markets – demands Oliver Maria Schmitt, Frankfurt’s mayor of hearts. Together with the satirical magazine TITANIC, he is therefore hosting the Anti-Christmas Market, a great reading extravaganza for the unpresentified, at Mousonturm. Three days of unmerry, unblessed texts and uncontemplative music with artificial snow, cold mulled wine – and the Anti-Santa Claus Schmitt as master of ceremonies from hell: readings in the Saal and cosy mountain lodge magic in the foyer!

On Thursday (28.11.), the TITANIC Grey Armoured Tank aka Bernd Eilert, Pit Knorr and Hans Zippert request your attendance at the ungracious Christmas reading “Leise schnieselt das Reh” (Softly flows the doe), musically framed Cologne satiric pop-star Friedemann Weise. On

Friday (29.11.), the TITANIC TaskForce (Leo Fischer, Mark-Stefan Tietze and Michael Ziegelwagner) hosts a bible study group with music before and after by the one-man rad band ZWAKKELMANN (Ex-Schließmuskel).

And on Saturday, the TITANIC mini boy group does the honours as part of their farewell tour: Martin Sonneborn and Oliver Maria Schmitt read the greatest hits, supported by Berlin’s hottest crooner, rocker and solo star SEDLMEIR. Oh come, je shepherds!

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