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!

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.

My sister is almost as weird as I am

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




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.

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)


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


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.


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

Gif that says lots of love, Anne xx

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  1. says: Anon

    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…

  2. says: Sassy

    Aw, that sounds all pretty amazing, Anne 🙂
    I love the Christmas baubles!
    I don’t agree on the Panna Cotta, though 😛 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 🙂

    1. 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

  3. 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!

  4. says: Antonio V.

    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 🙂