Wednesday, 18 December 2013

My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar - 18 December

Welcome back to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar!  Join me every day in opening a new door.  Just like last year, I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!


18 DECEMBER

We're now less than a week away from The Big Day, which means - hooray, hooray - it's now 'legal' in Denmark to buy your Christmas tree and bring it into the house ;)



Now, personally, I'd be quite happy with the plastic tree I bought when I worked at the ECJ in Luxembourg many moons ago.  That tree has served me (and børnehave ‘creche’) well.  It’s green plastic – selvfølgelig.  And green in the eco-friendly way.  But DDH (Dear Danish Husband) insists on The Real Thing.  Despite the cost.  [Ouch! Said the Canny Scot.]  But, hey ho, it’s Christmas.  And the only Christmas tradition he gives a (fresh) fig about... :P  So we walked down the road to our local  pusher...



And checked out this year's models.  DH always buys the Nobilis trees - the very bushy, blue/green type.   Even though they're not completely straight, they hardly lose any needles (unlike the Nordmannsgran, which drops its needles if you give it a hard stare).


We bought it (complete with foot - learned a few years ago the hard way that big trees don't fit into the fancy teak wooden foot we have...), carried it home and unpacked it.


 And got ready to decorate it...


Almost done!  Will be making a few more decorations over the coming days...



So we are finally on the home straight!  Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow when we open the next door!

Diane :)

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