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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas message

Merry Christmas! Maligayang Pasko!
God Jul!
Ho ho ho!

In the Swedish Christmas tradition, a Christmas gnome, not Santa Claus, gives the gifts to children on the afternoon of Christmas eve. An even older tradtion with pre-Christian roots say that the gifts are delivered by a male goat, the Julbock or the Yule Goat.

Whoever or whatever delivered your gifts to you on your side of the world, I wish you had a happy day full of friends and loved ones around you.

There was, needless to say, no Rudolph outside the window yesterday at midnight. The pictures were taken today, Christmas day, and the deer were actually raiding the bird food.

The original picture:

They stayed a long time there, oblivious to us humans inside the house. It was a nice Nature show on Christmas.

God forts├Ąttning! - Have a good continuation of the season. Tomorrow is Annandag, literally the second day of Christmas!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maligayang Pasko, kaibigan!

10:19 AM

Blogger iamvix said...

miri christmas jooooooy and marcus! :D

12:56 PM

Blogger Amber said...

WOW!!!!!! What a Chrissy pressie. I am jelus! When I lived in Sweden, we only had a hedgehog visit our garden, but I did love that Hedgehog so.

12:38 AM

Blogger Ahoy! said...

Oh, I've never seen a hedgehog, so that would be something too :-) Happy new year!

6:59 PM


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