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Christmas tree

December 27, 2010

This is our Christmas tree – and we and our family dancing around the tree singing Christmas carols and hymns. My tripod and self-timer helped me on this occasion.

We celbrate Christmas December 24.

During the day we take the tree inside our house and decorate it. Some of the decorations are old – from our childhood – some are newer – many of them are made by ourselves or our children.

We also prepare our Christmas dinner – which always is  roasted duck and rice à l’Amande (rice pudding with whipped cream and chopped almonds + one whole almond – and whoever gets the almond gets the almond-gift!!!!)

We change every other year to celebrate our Christmas with my family – and my wife’s family. When our guests have arrived and Christmas dinner is over, we light the candles on the Christmas tree and dance around the tree while we sing Christmas carols and hymns.

At this point patience is usually about to be discharged from the smallest family members: The moment they’ve expected for a long time has been reached: Santa’s arrival with Christmas presents! (Currently, there are not so small children in the family that he arrives in person in his costume at Christmas Eve 🙂 )

Once the gifts are unwrapped and the lights on the Christmas tree is burned down – the time has come to “HYGGE” for everybody the rest of the evening….

We had a “hyggelig” and lovely Christmas – I hope those of you who celebrate Christmas had the same!

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  1. December 27, 2010 9:19 pm

    Happy Christmas to you and yours!

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    • January 1, 2011 3:32 pm

      I hope you had a lovely christmas – and wish you a Happy New Year 🙂

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  2. December 27, 2010 10:36 pm

    LOVE the motion in your photo! Looks like fun! So glad you had a wonderful holiday with your family!

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  3. December 28, 2010 2:00 am

    Your tree looks beautiful. Glad you had a nice Christmas with your family.

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    • January 1, 2011 3:35 pm

      I hope you had a lovely Christmas too – and I wish you a Happy new Year!

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  4. December 28, 2010 10:42 am

    What a very nice picture and tradition, the family dancing and singing around the Christmas Tree. Will you also keep the tree until January 6th ? Did you get l’amande ?;) I am happy you had a hyggelig Christmas, cozy. What best way to celebrate this special day of sharing and being together ? Have a wonderful New Year, dear truels. I look forward to seeing more of your pictures in 2011.

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    • January 1, 2011 3:40 pm

      Thank you for your wonderful comments. I hope you had a lovely Christmas – and send all my best wishes for 2011 – Happy New Year! I think we finish our tree tomorrow – before the first normal workday of 2011…

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  5. December 28, 2010 2:46 pm

    I really like this photo. You can feel the dance and the tree is beautiful. It looks like such a meaningful Christmas.

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  6. December 28, 2010 10:23 pm

    looks like a wonderful Christmas was had by all…

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    • January 1, 2011 4:22 pm

      I hope you had a wonderful christmas too, Pete?! And I wish you a Happy New year!

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  7. December 29, 2010 10:48 am

    Sounds wonderful (and delicious).

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  8. December 30, 2010 7:14 am

    Looks and sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas.

    I wish you a very happy new year!

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    • January 1, 2011 4:25 pm

      I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too. And I send you and yours my best wishes for a Happy New year!

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  9. December 31, 2010 3:39 am

    Hygge sounds like such a wonderful thing to actually have a name for calm and quiet. We as Scandinavians in the USA celebrate on Christmas Eve as well. Friends gather for a meal and socializing and then after they leave we open our gifts and have hyggelig (only without it’s name). Happy New Year to you and yours.

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    • January 1, 2011 5:05 pm

      I’m glad to read, that you also have a “hyggelig” holiday over there. And Happy New year to you too 🙂

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  10. January 2, 2011 7:49 pm

    It’s a wonderful picture. Happy New Year

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