Christmas in Norway is celebrated on December 24th. On Christmas morning children wake up to find stockings filled with candy, and when the clock strikes 4 PM they get dressed in their nicest outfits and join the rest of their family for a good, old-fashioned Christmas dinner before opening the presents under the tree. A typical Norwegian Christmas dinner tradition includes hot cinnamon porridge with a hidden almond. Whoever gets the almond wins something. In my family that “something” was always marzipan.
This year, we did things a little differently. I woke up around ten and started decorating my gingerbread cookies.
They turned out like this. I’m sure they would’ve been better if I had more time, but I was kind of in a hurry to get my makeup done and get going.
Because this year, on this day (known as “Lille julaften” – little Christmas eve), we were going to my mother in law for an early Christmas celebration/dinner.
Here they are; the best mother in law ever, and my future husband.
Her house was beautifully decorated!
Tried to use the Christmas tree light to create a cool picture effect. Not sure if I like it..
Tomorrow we’ll be opening presents. I can hardly wait!