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Christmas Vocabulary Posted by on Dec 24, 2016

Nu er det jul igen! (Now it’s Christmas again! – a line from a Danish Christmas song…) Few people are so crazy about jul (Christmas) as the Danes – maybe because it’s nice to have something to glæde sig til (look forward to/happily anticipate) in the dull Danish winter, where you never know if the…

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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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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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