Christmas food traditions in Norway often feature potatoes, red cabbage, salted lamb's ribs, ribbed pork and sausage although with modern times Turkey has now crept into the dinner menu for some families. Deserts range from cloudberry cream, rice pudding to crème caramel.
On Christmas Eve family and friends join hands to walk around the Christmas tree, singing carols. The children anxiously await the knock on the door, announcing the arrival of Julenissen with his sack full of gifts. Before he takes the presents out of the sack he always asks "Are there any good children here?" I loved experiencing the Christmas traditions of Norway and try to maintain some of those same traditions when celebrating Christmas with my family at home in Canada.
Here is a sampling of some of the wonderful French Nordic Christmas decorations offered at French Vanilla for this holiday season: