Julekalender 2021

Julekalender

The countdown to Christmas is complete!

Each day in December,  The Norwegian American brings you a special yuletide highlight to make your days merry and bright.

 

Day 1: Who can better sing in the season than Scandinavia’s beloved songbird Sissel!

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Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

 

 

 

 

 

Day 2: Today, it’s all about cookies with Kristi Bissell of True North Kitchen—vær så god!

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Photo: Madison Leiren

 

 

 

 

 

Day 3: More cookies! Get a start on your holiday bakcing with “The Great Norwegian Chistmas Cookie Extravaganza”—it’s a Norwegian feast for the sneses!

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Christmas cookies

Photo: Madison Leiren

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4: Christmastime is shopping time, but it’s not always easy to find the right gift. Check out our 2021 gift guide and support our Nordic vendors!

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Welcome to the Christmas Market!

 

 

 

 

Day 5: It’s the second Sunday in Advent and time for a Christmas concert:

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Photo: Lori Ann Reinhall

 

 

 

 

 
Day 6: A Chrstimas comic by Fredrik Skavlan!

Image: Fredrik Skavlan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7: Don’t take Odin out of Yule! Where did Santa’s reindeer come from anyway?

Photo: W.G. Collingwood / Wikimedia Commons

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Day 8: We continue our countdown with a beautiful concert from the Northwest Edvard Grieg Society, “Jul, a Christmas Journey.”

Photo: Northwest Edvard Grieg Society

Photo: Northwest Edvard Grieg Society

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Day 9: It’s the movie everyone in Norway is talking about: Tre nøtter til Askepott. We’ll have have to wait a little bit longer here in America to see this Cinderella story, but in the meantime, we can enjoy the trailer.

Askepott

Photo: screen grab

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Day 10: This year, why not make your own norsk julkort! It’s easy, and it’s fun!

Image: public domain

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Day 11: It’s time for something special to eat during the season of Advent. Why not try these delicious no-bake cookies with Kristi Bissell of True North Kithchen?

chokladboller

Photo: Kristi Bissell

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Day 12: O juletre! O juletre! It’s time to start thinking about Christmas trees. Why not decorate one yourself with your family?

juletre

Image: Jenny Nyström / public domain

 

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Day 13
: This is the day all over Scandinavia and Nordic America that the tradition of Santa Lucia is celebrated. A beautiful crowning and procession took place at the historic Fogelbo residence in Portland, Ore.—with song, of course!

Foglebo

Video screen grab

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Day 14: Did you know that the world’s largest Gingerbread town is in Bergen, Norway?

Pepperkakebyen

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Day 15: Wondering what you will serve this Christmas? What not try Kristi Bissell’s modern julebord?

Modern julebord

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Day 16: Why not start your day with a song?

Sissel

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Day 17: Have you checked the Christmas films at Films of Norway? A subscription also makes a great Christmas gift!

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Day 18: We hope you didn’t miss this year’s Christmas message from Ambassador Anniken R. Krutnes:

Krutnes

Photo: Pontius Höök

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Day 19: We need Christmas nostalgia more than ever! What are your best memories?

Håvard Mossige

Image courtesy of Håvard Mossige

 

 

 

 

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Day 20: Experience the “Amazing Grace” of Christmas with Charlie Albright …

Charlie Albright

 

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Day 21: “Dejlig er jorden”: more music with Helene Bøksle ….

Helene Bøksle

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Day 22: It’s not Christmas without the sound of the St. Olaf Choir …

St. Olaf Choir

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Day 23: It’s Lille Juleaften, and “It’s Snowing on My Piano!”

It's Snowing on My Piano

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Day 24: Julaften er her—Christams Eve is here. And who to better sing it in than Sissel with the most beautiful rendition of “O helga natt” ever!

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