Archive for December 24th, 2010


Friday, December 24th, 2010

Julaften or Christmas Eve is traditionally the main event during the Xmas festivities in Norway. A big traditional Christmas dinner and lots of gifts under the Xmas tree is what it is mostly about (while being with family and/or loved ones).

We decided to have an alternative Julaften; no big dinner, but Dutch traditional pea soup/’snert‘ instead, yummm!! And even though Santa (uhh, Julenissen!) brought us some presents under the Xmas tree, most of the evening will be centered around the ‘All You Need Is Love Xmas special’ with Robert ten Brink (everyone in NL knows exactly what this is). Parts of the TV show are recorded in Norway (Bergen, Finse and FlÃ¥m) which is nice but still…there are days that I wished we didn’t have dutch satellite TV! 😉

Hehe, Xmas spirit arrived with the walk to the Lysdammen lake this afternoon, it was magical! (see below…it’s hard to believe that this is the same lake!)

Playing Xmas tunes the whole day is another great way to get into the spirit; one of my favorites: The Pogues – Fairy Tale of New York…enjoy!