"The Lion's Den": That's what investors have at Christmas

"The Lion's Den" investors celebrate a Christmas reunion on December 12th.

"The Lion's Den": That's what investors have at Christmas

"The Lion's Den" investors celebrate a Christmas reunion on December 12th. At 8:15 p.m. the special “The Lion’s Den – Finally Christmas” starts on VOX. The business ideas presented in the start-up show are also contemplative and suitable for the festival of love. How the investors Judith Williams (51), Carsten Maschmeyer (63) and Dagmar Wöhrl (68) will spend Christmas this year, they reveal to the news agency spot on news.

Entrepreneur and startup investor Carsten Maschmeyer is spending Christmas this year with as many of his children as possible. These include his own sons Marcel and Maurice, as well as Lilly Krug (21), the daughter of his second wife, Veronica Ferres (57). However, bringing the patchwork family together does not seem to be easy, "because everyone is in good hands and lives quite scattered around the world," says Maschmeyer. It's easier for the family with the gifts. "Two years ago we decided that everyone would only give each other one gift." He has already bought almost all of his presents.

In the run-up to Christmas, the entrepreneur enjoys his favorite dish at least once: goose with dumplings. "On Christmas Eve itself, I'll lose out with my preferences." The reason for this is the vegan diet of his wife and sons. There is then a lot of salad, vegetables and legumes of all kinds on the menu. "We choose a chef from the family for every holiday," Maschmeyer continues. The family also has an annual tradition: "Our children, my wife and I write personal letters for each other every year." In it, the family members write what they found particularly beautiful in the past twelve months. "Because we know each other well, we know which wishes we have to keep our fingers crossed for," said the 63-year-old. "Then tears flow with emotion."

"We're all at home together this year," reveals investor Dagmar Wöhrl about her Christmas plans. That doesn't happen often because her son was mostly on the road for work-related reasons. In order to find the right gifts, she has to be in the Christmas spirit, she reveals. "But I'm not a last-minute shopper."

On Christmas Eve, a specialty is served that is particularly well known in Franconia: sour croissants. Her family love the pickled sausages with lots of onions. There is also schnitzel, a dish that dates back to when her children were little. "On Christmas Day, of course, there's goose and dumpling with red cabbage." She's really looking forward to that. Wöhrl also likes to keep the Christmas tree decorations classic. "Every new trend passes me by." Her tree is hung with wax and wooden figures made of straw stars that her mother made many years ago. "Of course, red balls shouldn't be missing either."

Beauty expert Judith Williams celebrates Christmas with her family. This also consists of the loved ones of her husband and all children. The businesswoman has not bought any gifts yet, but she already has everything in mind. The menu at Christmas looks different this year than usual: "We want to eat healthy at Christmas," she says.

That would sound like no fun, but thanks to vegetarian dishes and fish, it will be wonderful. The rest of the evening will be traditional again. "Every year we read the Christmas story from the Bible, think about how that changed the world and reflect on the year," she continues. Everyone tells about the most important events of the year and what they have learned from them. "But above all, we just enjoy the time together."