Category: Norwegian Heritage

Drøbak Santa

Santa will not retire

Age won’t keep Julenissen from his work Tove Andersson Oslo, Norway “My goal is to answer 25 percent of the incoming letters,” Santa says. Behind the Santa beard is Tom Kristiansen, 72, tourism manager...

Celebration of The Twelve Days of Christmas at a N.D. stave church.

The Twelve New Days of Christmas

No more lords-a-leaping? Christine Foster Meloni Washington, D.C. Bonnie Fite has always liked the traditional carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” but she decided to write a new version with a focus on the...

Norwegian julenisse

Vintage postcards still spread cheer

The modern Christmas card has nothing on these colorful old season’s greetings Cynthia Elyce Rubin Orlando, Fla. Today the postcard is mostly a memento or souvenir of a vacation, but early on, the postcard...

The building being rebuilt.

Little Norway back in big Norway

Victoria Hofmo Brooklyn, N.Y. In May 2015, this publication wrote about the possibility of moving the Norwegian Building, constructed for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair, back to Norway. Two and a half years later,...