Every country does Christmas its own way, and every family has it's own version of the celebration. On Christmas day (the first day of Christmas) we had a Norwegian feast at Unni's with her daughter and parents in attendance. Unni made pinnekjhøtt, a Norwegian salted meat from sheep, and potatoes and a squash-like dish (maybe rutabaga), with beer and aquavit. It was all good and we had a fine time, speaking a little Norsk, but mainly English. I have a picture of my kids a bit after the meal.
Today is the second day of Christmas and I was surprised to find that the stores - including all the grocers are closed for the second day in a row. This would never stand in the good old USA, where December 26 is one of the busiest shopping days of the year.