The annual Christmas photo shoot pictures of the Norwegian royal family were released today: Dagbladet / VG / NRK The Queen and the Crown Princess wore their national costumes for the photo shoot. The King and Queen will celebrate Christmas with Princess Märtha Louise and her family. They will spend it at Kongssetern in Oslo. The Crown… Continue reading Norwegian Royal Family’s annual Christmas pictures
Video: Swedish Christmas song
Jussi Björling’s Swedish version of O Holy Night.
3rd Sunday of Advent
Three candles are lit. One more Sunday before Christmas.
It’s December 13, or Saint Lucia’s day today. What better day to make Lucia buns? The recipe has been translated and adapted from this one. Ingredients 50 g yeast 500 ml milk 150 g butter 250 g quark cheese 2 dl sugar 0.5 g saffron 0.5 tsp turmeric 1.6 liter all purpose flour, plus… Continue reading Lussekatter
Video: Traditional Norwegian Christmas song
The text mentions lighting a thousand Christmas candles. In Norwegian the words lys (light) & hus (house) can be replaced somewhat in lyrics like these for rhyming purposes, resulting in funny songs around the Christmas table. Or that might just be my family.
Second Sunday of Advent
Pulling out all the cookie cutters. What does the fox say?
Video: You know it is Christmas when…
Last Christmas’ Ylvis video – a Norwegian Christmas carol – the Ylvis way.