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Christmas traditions

Before I depress everybody with my family posts, I’ll like to do something Christmassy;)
I’d like to hear about your Christmas traditions. Since we are from all over the world, it could be fun to hear how we each celebrate Christmas…at least I think so;)

Christmas in my family starts the 27 of November the day after my Dads birthday…. I start playing and sing Christmas songs.

I´ve already told you about The Christmas Night we go to in Aalborg every year;)

On the 1 of December I have some Christmas pixies that I put up around the house.

I decorate a little all through December.

I love Christmas cards so I write a lot;)

The four adventsundays before Christmas we give each other presents. I give Sarah, Thea, my Mum and Dad and get from Mum and Dad.
The third or fourth Sunday my Mum and I make “klejner” (I don`t know if there is an English word for it)
It is a sort of cookie you boil in fat;)
They tastes great and we have been doing it all my life.


My Dad is in charge of the trees. He buys mine, my parents, and my grandmothers.
(We went and bought mine today)
I decorate my tree the 22. or 23. and then keep it until the 1 of January, then I throw it out.

The night before Christmas eve my parents come to my place to celebrate….it used to be the entire family but the past years it have just been the three of us.
I’ll make something to eat and we’ll just relax.

Here in Denmark we celebrate Christmas in the evening of the 24 of December.
This year I’m celebrating with my parents at my grandmother and aunt.
We’ll be going to church - not grandmother - it is always nice. We have a great church on the other side of the street.
For dinner we’ll be having goose and pork roast with potatoes, gravy and red cabbage.
After dinner we’ll walk around the tree singing carols and then we’ll have presents.
Later we’ll eat rice porridge with an whole almond in. The person that get the almond gets a prize.
(When my siblings and I were kids, we had rice porridge, then presents and last dinner)

The 25 of December we don`t do anything!!!!!
I’ll be joining my parents for a day of laying around, talking, relaxing, watching tv and eating leftovers and my Christmas pudding…

The 26. Nothing much happens, my mum have to work….

That was interesting right???
I’ll love to hear what you do;)


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Dec. 20th, 2008 08:38 pm (UTC)
Christmas used to be really fun and festive when I was little, but in recent years my family doesn't truly celebrate it anymore. A few days before Christmas Day my mother and my sister decorate the house and on Christmas Eve we exchange and open our presents. My mother cooks and bakes a lot of food. After we eat, we go our separate ways and watch TV or go to the movies or whatever. :P It's just me, my siblings, and my parents. I think if we lived nearer to the members of our extended family we do get along with, Christmas might have stayed festive for us.

As for foods we eat only at Christmas, there's pepper pot, which is a dish native to Guyana(in South America). It's basically a broth of meat boiled with cassava syrup for days(the more days, the better). We eat it with bread using our hands.

My mother also bakes 'black cake' which is cake that includes fruits that have been grounded up and soaked in wine and rum for months. It's delicious. This is actually the type of cake used for wedding cakes in Guyana. Baking it for Christmas is just a tradition peculiar to my mother's family.

Dec. 20th, 2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for sharing this;)
The food you eat sound really interesting and really good.
I hope you have a Happy Christmas.
Dec. 20th, 2008 09:47 pm (UTC)
Your Christmas sounds lovely and

I don't put up my tree until 12 days before and I take it down on 1st January.

We don't open presents until Christmas morning when we get up. Christmas eve is preparing. We have our Christmas dinner about 1.30pm/2pm which is Turkey, chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon, roast potatoes, roast parsnips, brussel sprouts, baby carrots and gravy with cranberry or apple sauce. We do dinner on boxing day as well.

We used to have all the family, until it got to big lol, but everyone phones or calls in on the morning.


Dec. 21st, 2008 10:43 am (UTC)
Sounds like you have a cozy and wonderful Christmas.

We used to be all family too, but since my siblings, you know....now it`s just a small gathering, but we enjoy it a lot;)

Dec. 20th, 2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwww!! Thank you so much for sharing your Christmas with us!^^ I do love when you make post like that.
I generally have a month and half for Christmas because I always decorate my Christmas Tree the 1st December and Keep it until the 15th January.
I love to decorate my house, listen to Christmas Songs, Shop for Christmas Presents, send Christmas cards, drink Christmas or winter tea...
And I do have TWO Christmas... Because I live in France I celebrate Christmas the 24th and because I'm Orthodox I celebrate it too the 6th January! :))
More celebrations, more fun and more presents! ÖÖ
Dec. 21st, 2008 10:53 am (UTC)
Glad you like those posts, I think it`s fun.

You Christmas sound really cozy, and I NEED to see your tree!!
You have Christmas on the 24th like us, cool;)

We`re Protestants, so in my family we - sometime - celebrate 6th of January by bakeing special bread, that`s all...no presets:(

Dec. 21st, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah! But you have "two" Christmas too ÖÖ
And this sounds goooooood! ;)))
I'll post pictures of my tree soon enough^^
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