Tag Archives: Christmas Eve


Rice Pudding for Elves

The following conversation is transcribed from a conversation between me (HS) and my friend/informant (AB). HS: So can you tell me a little bit about the special form of rice pudding that you leave out on Christmas eve? AB: Yeah, so it’s a tradition that has been in my family for as long as I… Continue Reading »

The Fjøsnisse

Background: My informant for this piece is an American of Scandinavian descent. He lived in Norway for a time during high school and learned the language while he was there. He also still keeps in contact with his host family from his time living there, and his son recently spent a year abroad there as… Continue Reading »

The Yulenissa

Context The interviewee is one of my housemates and we often engage in conversation about his Danish heritage. This folklore is a myth that he continues to practice as part of a family tradition. ——————————————————————————————————— Performance The following is transcribed from the story told by the interviewee. “On Christmas growing up, we have this thing… Continue Reading »

Nisse of Norway (Norwegian Santa)

Main Content: I: informant, R: roommate M: me I: So it’s a Christmas tradition, like, so we have Santa but it’s not that kind of Santa, it’s like a little gnome R:*laughs* Gnome? I: No yeah it’s like, not very tall, its like a little dwarf situation going on, but you leave out like porridge for… Continue Reading »