December in Denmark.
I will try to tell a little about how to prepare or celebrate Christmas in Denmark.
Most people is making their home nice clean and hanging "nisser" all over their house. I will try to find a picture of a "nisse" and I will try later to tell a little story about a "nisse". At the picture you can see a "nisse" woman and man - felted by myself.
When it is the first advent we are having 4 candles - one for each Sundays in Advent. Last year mine look like this.
The decoration here a quick one. Normally when we have more time it have a lot of green tree (I cannot remember the name in English - please help a little.)
In whole december we have a decoration with a calender candle - a piece is lightend every day. Every decoration is either made by yourself or you have bought it. We also have a paper calender - we open a window in the calender every day - some of them have chocolate inside.
This is what all family have in their houses.
In the last few years it become more ordinary lightened your house outside as the American way.
We make a lot of different cookies - most of them is old Danish reciept - I do not know the English word but I will later show some picture of them.
We make sweets figures made by marcipan, cholate and nuts yummi.
We have a Green Tree outside with light.
In whole December we are invited by friends or we invite family or friends - drinking hot drinks with spices in (again I do not know the English words) and making Christmas stuff together.
We are eating a lot of rice gread with kanel, sugar and butter.
Christmas Eve the 24. december is the great evening. We are eating duck or geese or dansk flæskesteg (a steak of pig) after that we are eating a sweet made by the rest of the rice gread with nuts and creem.
After this we are dancing around the Christmas tree, playing with each other and singing a lot of different Christmas songs.
First then we are giving each other one by one a gift. We are using a lot of time by doing this a couple of hours. Normally we drink coffee and have a lot of candy when we have our gifts. The 25. december some family invites other family members and friends to a dinner with danish smørrebrød (again I do not know the word) and thoose people you did not celebrate the Christmas Eve together with is going to have a gift this day but first dancing around the tree.
Thats enough for this time.
I hope you enjoy as much as I do.