Christmas Traditions III

The unveiling of the tree.

IMG_0145On Christmas Eve – on the 24th – after dinner and dessert is over with. The tree is prepared and lit behind closed doors. Then it is revealed and everyone goes “ooooh”.
The follows Christmas carols sung while walking hand in hand around the tree after which presents are distributed. The task of being the “Nisse” usually goes to the youngest person capable of rational thinking present. He or she dons a red hat and hands out presents from under the tree. It is considered an art form to be able to keep presents flowing at a reasonable pace.
This was really “Christmas Traditions III-VI” I suppose. Also these traditions are highly specific to my family. Go one household over and things are likely to be completely different.

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