Saturday, 26 December 2009

Day Four - Family from Scotland - Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve! The day we celebrate Christmas here in Denmark.

Started off with a regal breakfast of Bucks Fizz (champagne and orange juice), hot rolls with cheese and marmelade, cinnamon muffins (which I made last month, so just had to take them out of the freezer).



A bit of sledging in the park.





Traditional Christmas dinner of duck, caramelised potatoes, boiled potatoes, red cabbage, hot crisps and gravy.





Then the traditional Danish Christmas dessert of rice pudding and hot cherry sauce for dessert (DD7 found the almond and won the prize). Click here for an explanation ;) My Scottish niece made the pudding. Or I should say, two, because we're keeping one for tomorrow night.



Then we sat down in the living room and sang some Danish and English hymns and Christmas songs. Normally we would dance around the tree but there were too many presents for us to get around it! :) And finally we could start opening the presents, one by one. Took about 1½ hours this year...and everyone was delighted with their gifts.

Refilled our glasses, got out the chocolates/crisps, put the Mamma Mia DVD on and had a bit of a singalong. A really nice evening.

Nite! :)

2 comments:

Pippa said...

Sounds like you had a great time! I am thinking of borrowing a few traditions of yours for my family next year...

DianeDenmark said...

Great! Let me know how you get on! :)