Tag Archive: Christmas

Dec 28 2014

Shazzer 6, Julbord 0

There are plenty of reasons why spending the Christmas season in Sweden is tough for me, but the country’s terrible holiday food always figures prominently on the list.   Of course I realize that some of my aversion to the typical Swedish Julbord (literally translated: “Christmas table”) is cultural. Pickled herring just isn’t a popular …

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Dec 19 2013

USA-bound for the holidays


This will be the last post made on Swedish soil for a while. I’m headed to the Heartland of America to spend Christmas with my family and friends. It’s exciting and nerve-wracking all at the same time, largely because Dr. Darling is not coming along due to the fact that Post Denmark is a BIG GRINCH. …

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Nov 27 2013

It’s never too early for Christmas music when it’s THIS GOOD


I have been listening to this new acapella rendition of MY ALL TIME FAVORITE CHRISTMAS CAROL for about 24 hours now, but decorum would normally dictate that I not actually admit it (or blog about it) until at least December 1st. So much for that. I’m a big fan of Pentatonix and their harmonies here are …

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Dec 24 2012

My annual Christmas gift to readers


I rarely have much time to blog in the lead up to the holidays, which is why I’ve gotten into the habit of sharing Christmas-themed YouTube gems in lieu of an actual blog entry on December 24. I am a HUGE fan of Christmas carols and can happily play my favorites over and over again. …

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Dec 14 2012

10 Totally Adorable Photos Of Young British Choristers Ice-Skating


via buzzfeed.com If “The 12 Days of Christmas” carol was rewritten to reflect gifts that one might actually receive in this century, this collection of images from Buzzfeed totally would make the cut for the 10th Day of Christmas. In fact, I think I’m going to get my True Love on it right away! Seriously, …

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Dec 12 2012

Scenes from my walk home


My favorite thing about Christmas in Sweden is ALL THE FIRE!!! See the full gallery on Posterous

Dec 17 2011

The anti-clothes-horse Christmas, courtesy of luggage limits

Dr. Darling and I are spending a good chunk of this weekend getting organized for our upcoming trip(s) to visit my family in the US for Christmas and New Year’s. I’m flying home this Thursday, while Copenhagen’s PhD Postal Worker will follow on Dec. 26, because evidently Post Denmark can’t function without her on Dec. 23, …

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