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Christmas Countdown! Posted by on Nov 30, 2014

I dag er det første søndag i advent. (Today’s the first Sunday of Advent.) That means that there are still three Sundays left – og så er det jul (and then it’s Christmas)! Mange danske familier (many Danish families) celebrate this by lighting the first out of four stearinlys (stearin candles) on a special adventskrans (Advent…

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Unwrapping the gifts of Christmas Posted by on Dec 30, 2013

Hvad fik du i julegave i år? (What did you get for Christmas this year?) Most Danes are crazy about giving & getting gaver (gifts). Too bad you can only celebrate fødselsdag (birthday) once a year. Heldigvis (fortunately), julen (”the Christmas”) is there to save every Dane from despair… During the December days leading up…

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Oh When The Nisser… Posted by on Dec 14, 2013

Okay, I promised you some more grammar, but I just have to show you this marching band of nisser, who brought December to town a handful of days ago: Julemanden (Father Christmas) was throwing karameller (caramels) – and børnene (the children) loved it! To the delight of many small drenge (boys), even brandbilen (the fire…

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How To Make A Danish Christmas Star Posted by on Dec 25, 2012

What you’ll need: a saks (pair of scissors) four papirstrimler (strips of paper), about 1 cm broad and 30 cm long a string (to hang it) How to do it: 1. Fold each strip in the exact middle (so that it closes like a book). 2. Braid all four strips so that the folded ends ”lock” each…

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Counting the days… Posted by on Dec 9, 2012

It’s Christmas time again! Danes of all ages are looking forward to juleaften (Christmas Eve, December 24th). Children glæder sig til at få julegaver (are looking forward to getting Christmas gifts), while a lot of adults can’t wait for the stress of the annual julehandel (Christmas shopping) to simmer down. Keeping a julekalender (Christmas calendar) is an excellent way to keep track of…

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