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.
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.
We open presents on the 24th in Denmark
I love this cute ugly dog card
The gift for my boyfriend was lots of small gifts
Cute Christmas earrings
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!