6. Christmas, Mulled Wine and Donald Duck


Christmas Countdown

– This year TV Christmas calendar is called “Barna Hedenhös uppfinner julen” and you can watch it here here online. (Swedish only)

– This year’s radio Christmas calendar can be found here. (Swedish only)

– All four Sundays before Christmas eve are known as Advent.


– On every advent we light a candle:

– Advent fika means eating ginger cookie/ gingerbread, drink coffee and mulled wine. (glögg)

Gingerbread used to be seen as medicine for getting kind


Christmas pastries and candy

– Aladdin and Paradis traditional chocolate boxes:






– Building your own gingerbread houses.

Knäck (Be careful with your teeths)

– Nuts and fruits


Mulled Wine (Glögg)


– We celebrate Saint Lucy’s Day 13/12 and make sure you aren’t missing it!

– We have plenty of Christmas dinners and all during december with colleagues, friends and so on. See what things we eat here! (Scroll down)

– Remember we celebrate mostly on Christmas Eve (24th dec) and not on Christmas Day.(25the dec)

– Christmas goat in Gävle burns down every year. See the full terrible story here 😛.

– Christmas gifts are of great importance

– Please be aware about supermarket, banks and other store’s opening hours on Christmas eve and Christmas day!

– Mellandagsrea! The BIG discount days, it’s between Christmas and New Years eve, often cheap electronics but you can find all kind of stuff much cheaper. Don’t miss this!

– Christmas tree plastic or real always a big debate

– Santa Claus is important

– Donald Duck: Every year on Christmas Eve 15.00 o’clock on channel 1 SVT. Important! Read more about this tradition and see clips here.

Julmust: Coca Cola christmas edition!

– We made a calendar and newsletter. Sign up to the left or just click here!

God jul! – Merry Christmas!

We wish you a warm and truly happy Christmas time!

//Elin and Chris

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