Tagged: Norwegian Christmas

Get ready for Christmas with Advent

Barneblad Brought to you by Lori Ann Reinhall In Norway and around much of the world, Advent is a time of joy and anticipation. It is the beginning of the Christmas season, and there...

Inflatable Santa

Santa tops Norwegian sea cliff

Trekkers take 20-foot inflatable Santa up Hornelen The Local An inflatable Santa has been given a unique airing at the top of the Hornelen mountain in Norway’s Nordfjord region. The 2,800-foot Hornelen, which forms...

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...

Almond cookies

Norwegian Christmas calls for almonds

These mandelstenger may become one of your seven types of Christmas cookies Sunny Gandara Arctic Grub A little over four years ago when I decided to go vegan for the animals, I remember thinking...

Julenek Norwegian Christmas tradition

Traditions of Christmas past

From feeding the birds to trick-or-treating, our ancestors knew how to celebrate jul Amy Boxrud Norwegian-American Historical Association Eating lutefisk and lefse, making sandbakkels and rosettes, and opening gifts on Christmas Eve instead of...

Norwegian Rice Porridge

Rice Porridge for Christmas Eve

A cozy, creamy tradition Daytona Strong Taste of Norway Editor Christmas dinner always concluded with riskrem at my paternal grandparents’ house. Perched above a Seattle neighborhood known for its community display of Christmas lights—and...

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...

Traditional Norwegian lefse

On lefse and her spirit

The best holiday traditions bind loved ones together, and making lefse is no different Aaron B. Skogen Orlando, Fla. As a child, I would gleefully look forward to what felt like a national holiday...

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...