Welcome, once again, to my Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Every day I’ll be giving you a little peak into how our family celebrates Christmas here in Copenhagen. Do the Danes love Christmas? Um, yes – they even use the word Christmas as a verb… Vi juler! (We are ‘christmasing’!)
So get comfy, put your feet up, grab a cup of something warm, and prepare for an avalanche of hygge!
21 December 2015
Do you have a family activity at Christmas? Ours is a trip to Tivoli and must include, in addition to several rides on Rutschebanen (the park's oldest and most popular roller coaster) and Dæmonen ('the Demon' loop the loop rollercoaster), a nostalgic trip down memory lane on the chair'o'planes! ;-)
Everyone congregrates in front of Nimb to take a picture of the swans.
How about a king size reindeer?
This winter has been incredibly mild - I've hardly been wearing my woolly hat. At all. But I still remember the days of pushing our son round the Tivoli Christmas market in his buggy, all wrapped up in his ski suit, when it was minus 7c (19.4f) with a bracing windchill and hard snow everywhere - yikes! It may not be 'Christmassy' but I will settle for this year's light rain! (Son is 15 now and daughter is 13.)
But this year the highlight of our Christmas so far has been...Star Wars VII! I promise no spoilers! But I can tell you that, thankfully, we weren't the cinemagoers these Storm Troopers were looking for! ;-)
May the force be with us!
See you tomorrow!