Suzy and Cazzie
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Up North & Down South
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My maternal grandparents were from Sweden -
Although my grandmother (Mormor) was pretty well Americanized, we kept some Swedish customs. Straw decorations for the tree and house such as the Julbuk (Christmas goat, with origins back to the Viking days) and of course the Tomten with his little red hat - he is the elf who watches the farm at night, keeping the chickens safe from the Fox. Glogg is a potent hot spicey wine and vodka drink that will knock you for a loop! Christmas decorations are kept out until Little Christmas, Epiphany, which is Jan. 6th. Oh, I can't forget the Christmas cookies, such as the spritzen, buttery cookies made into "s" shapes and circles.
Sweet Chelsie Coton