Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Swedish Christmas

Here's what I learned today about the Swedish celebration Christmas.

You celebrate Christmas Eve.
Red cabbage is very good.
Hot spiced wine dotted with almonds and raisins and spiked with aquavit is a parent's perfect bug juice.
Herring. So many don't like it and I don't know why.

I learned several other things, but this next thing is the most important: Some Swedes have indoor swings. I think this could be a traditional Swedish household item for those long, dark Scandinavian nights. Or may be it's simply well-adapted apartment living. Either way, it's genius.

Really, there's nothing not to love about a Swedish Christmas in New York.


Karen said...

We were so happy you guys were there... And the swing is pure American - - Swedes have their kids outdoors no matter what the weather! It has saved us for two winters straight though. We are still happily gorging on leftovers, you are welcome to come by and pick at any time.

Robin Aronson said...

Yum! It's a dangerous offer -- I could even drop by unannounced--imagine. And that's pure American ingenuity at work -- sure we can build some cars, right?

(PS, that was Helen typinf)

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Robin Aronson said...

Btw, everyone, my daughter Helen got really into these comments. Apologies.