Tagged: Julenisse

Choose your own Christmas goat & gnome

Benevolent spirits Eric Stavney Mukilteo, Wash. In late November, my family unpacks the Christmas chest and sets out those objects that define the season for us. Setting aside all the ornaments, lights, and garlands,...

Child's Christmas

A Child’s Christmas Prize

Fiction By Larrie Wanberg At Christmas when I was four years old, my parents told me a story from Norway about a family of elves—we called them nisser—who would play tricks on people, sometimes...

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...