OMG! I can’t believe that I have already start to decorate my home for Christmas. I need to confess that this year I have start away to early haha. It is already November and we have lass then one and half month until Christmas. Have you started to decorate your home for Christmas?
I must say that I don’t have any particular Norwegian Christmas tradition since I was born in Brazil and I look forward to continue to adapt the traditions of Johan and this year will be special since it will the first year that the holiday will be celebrated in our home. He is born and raised in Norway and he has some Christmas traditions that we will follow this year. The shops have already started to decorate for Christmas so that was why I wanted to go and buy some Christmas decorations for our home on Friday. Johan was shocked when I told him since it is very unusual for him to even think about Christmas before December. However, I convinced him that we should have some Christmas decorations in our home as a start and we will get the rest in December according to Johan’s will. A little bit give and take haha. His father is coming for Christmas and we will make Christmas beer at home, eat traditional Norwegian Christmas food, attend Christmas concert and hopefully we will get a white Christmas when we will go to the Cathedral on Christmas eve. My daughter will also celebrate the holidays with us this year.
As you can see the Christmas decorations are quite similar to what it is in other countries. You can see that our home is inspired by red colour which is a tradition in Norway as well. We will also add colours like green, silver, gold and white as the Christmas is approaching. I will update you on how our home is developing as we get closer to the holidays.
I can’t wait till Christmas and it will be so nice to start listening to christmas songs and drinking gløgg which is a Scandinavian version of mulled wine. We make it a bit different where we use raisins and nuts. Some also add wine to it which we will also do.
Do you drink mulled wine and how do you prepare it?