Anyhow, we have a never-ending list of traditions when it comes to the Christmas season, so we'll introduce you to a few of them.
The main event: Christmas Eve
First of all, we celebrate Christmas on the 24th of December (Christmas Eve) with our loved ones where we eat a mouth-watering meal of roast pork and duck, boiled potatoes, red cabbage and gravy. This light snack is followed by a rice pudding topped with cherry sauce, and where the main goal of eating is to get the portion that contain a whole almond (the winner will get a present!).
After dinner, we'll head in to the living room to dance around the Christmas tree while we sing carols. Once every one has chosen a carol to sing, we unwrap our present. As an added little fun fact that always seem to freak people out: we use candles (yes real ones with flames and everything) on our trees. You might ask how we dare mix fire and trees, but the answer is simple: hygge.
The secret ingredient to most of our Christmas events
Hint: it's food. Because food is a big reason why we're always counting down to Christmas season. After 11 months, we're finally allowed to break out the old family recipes for our baked goods such as brunkager and klejner.
We wander through Christmas markets with a glass of mulled wine (gløgg) and a plate of at least three æbleskiver. (Trust us, you don't want to miss out onæbleskiver!). Furthermore, we attend a range of Christmas lunches with friends, colleagues, and family throughout December, where some of our most iconic and traditional dishes (i.e. smørrebrød and snaps) are the stars of the show.