Merry Christmas!

Christmas has finally come, and almost gone again. I spend most of Christmas Eve offline to focus on my family and having a lovely time with them.

But of course I still had my camera in hand. So today you’re getting a peek into what Christmas looks like in Denmark and in particular, in my family!

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The main difference between Christmas in Denmark vs Christmas in the US, is the dates. Here the 24th is what we’re all about! I think most European countries do the same.

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Most of the day is spend preparing the food, decorating the tree and watching Christmas movies.

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In the afternoon we watch Disney’s Christmas show before getting dressed up for dinner

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Smiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiile!

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For dinner we have turkey, waldorf salad, red cabbage, caramelised potatoes, boiled potatoes and
lots of sauce – and multiple portions preferably!

Traditional dessert is ris à l’amande – but we prefer panna cotta in my family. We still hide an almond in one of them, and whoever finds it gets an extra present.

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We had to take silly group photo after the normal one. (as you can see I’m keeping my family out of the pictures I post on the blog to respect their privacy)

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Afterwards we dance/walk around the christmas tree singing carols, ending with “Nu er det jul igen” where we run through every room in the house.

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We open presents on the 24th in Denmark

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I love this cute ugly dog card

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The gift for my boyfriend was lots of small gifts

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Cute Christmas earrings

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The 25th – Watching movies, playing board games (nothing can bring a family together like a game of monopoly) and wearing PJs all day.

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Merry Christmas!! I’d love to hear about your Christmas traditions, tell me about the in the comments!



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8 Comments

  • Merry Christmas and it looks like you had a wonderful time. I remember my youth spent in Germany celebrating on the 24th. I am in Saudi Arabia, so I spent my time on my iPad Facetiming my wife and daughters to see what they got. I had a great time watching them enjoying their time together. Glad you had a great time :)
  • In the US, my family also focuses their Christmas celebrations on the 24! I've never heard of some of those traditions though, like the singing around the tree. That's pretty awesome :) Merry Christmas!
  • Aw, that sounds all pretty amazing, Anne :) I love the Christmas baubles! I don't agree on the Panna Cotta, though :P My boyfriend's family serves it every year and I just can't stand it haha, I always go for the cookies. This year, my family had a trifle for dessert haha. (You should google that if you don't know it, it's a delicious mix of cream and cake). Your dress and your earrings are so pretty :) In Switzerland/Germany, we also celebrate on the 24th :) Looks like you enjoyed this year's Christmas a lot, which is amazing :) xx
    • How can you say that, it's soooo good, especially with white chocolate haha:D The only reason I know what trifle is, is from the episode of friends where Rachel accidentally makes a trifle-shepherds pie - I've never had a chance to taste it myself. Yeah, maybe it's just in the UK and US they do it the 25th - I don't really know, because I'm only basing it on what I've seen in movies :) I love christmas, and being home makes it easier to just leave all troubles behind. I hope you had a lovely evening and are enjoying the holiday sweetheart <3
  • In my experience the one thing guaranteed to tear a family apart is a game of Monopoly, but I suppose me and my sister are rather competitive...