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God Jul 2013!

24, Dec 2013

Wishing you all a happy Christmas and New Year! The bunny wishes everyone a God Jul too.

In the United States, extreme right wing pundits and “pastors” freak out every year over the war on Christmas. Say, “happy holidays” to a stranger? That’s ignoring Christmas at the cost of being politically correct! Write “Seasons Greetings” on your annual holiday card? That’s hating on Christianity! Say “Happy Hanukah” to your Jewish friend? That’s […]

December is here! And that means, Christmas, S:t Lucia festivities, and food. Lots of food. Oh and lots of decoration. Over the years I write a couple articles about Christmas in Sweden and after sometime, the posts get all mixed up together. To make it easier for you all to find the right post about […]

Before I get to the meaning of the title of this post, it is November 30th allihopa! The last day of dreary November is nearly over and we are one step closer to a fun filled Christmas in Sweden. That means drinking, celebrating and passing out! Which begs the all important question: will it snow […]

Oh thank god! Grey, grey, grey November is almost over. And surprisingly there has not really been any snow. But I hereby request snow for Christmas, we all need to feel warm and fuzzy. Of course one of the best parts of the Christmas season is seeing all the Christmas displays. In Sweden, that means […]

It’s countdown time to Christmas. Can we scream Yayyyy!!? YAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! Christmas is my favorite time of the year. It happens to be around my birthday, which can be a big bummer some years since everyone’s forget. But who cannot resist the decoration! And the food! And the cookies! Mmmmmm….coookiiiess….. If you’re celebrating Christmas on the […]

I asked one of my girlfriends, Tinna, to share her Icelandic Christmas traditions. She’s amazing and has written up about all the major dishes and treats as well as traditions on days before and after Christmas. Tinna hails from Isafjördur in the West Fjörds of Iceland but is a true globetrotteur. Please check out Tinna’s […]

Today is St. Lucia Day (Sankta Lucia Dag), a day to celebrate light and saffron rolls in Sweden. If you have always wondered about girls wearing candles on their head, this is the holiday to do so! A rather unusual Luciafirande at Erikdalsbadet, one of the major swimming houses in Stockholm via A bunny’s […]

Christmastime in Sweden means julbord. It is a traditional Christmas dinner. The julbord is a smörgåsbord, a collection of dishes from cold to hot served on a table, like a buffet. Families have a julbord on Christmas Eve but companies also have a julbord at a Christmas party. If you will be celebrating julbord with […]

I’ve been thinking about what makes Swedish Christmas different from American Christmas. After emailing with a friend back home in America, I realized there’s so many Swedish traditions not found in America and vice versa. I put together a list of questions and answers on how Christmas is celebrated in each of the countries. This […]