Swedish word of the day: mellandagar

Swedish word of the day: mellandagar

Over the holiday season, we're taking an in depth look at the Swedish words you'll be hearing a lot around this time of year.

Donald Duck just set a new record for Sweden’s most-watched TV show

Donald Duck just set a new record for Sweden’s most-watched TV show

What you need to know about sending post to and from Sweden this Christmas season
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What you need to know about sending post to and from Sweden this Christmas season

More than one in three Swedes watched Donald Duck on Christmas Eve

More than one in three Swedes watched Donald Duck on Christmas Eve

The ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas traditions

The ultimate guide to Swedish Christmas traditions

Seven ways to enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas at home
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Seven ways to enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas at home

Here’s where you might get a white Christmas in Sweden

Here’s where you might get a white Christmas in Sweden

Coronavirus: What you can and can’t do in Sweden this Christmas

Coronavirus: What you can and can’t do in Sweden this Christmas

The essential words and phrases to talk about Christmas in Sweden
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The essential words and phrases to talk about Christmas in Sweden

‘A lost cause’: How the pandemic has disrupted Christmas for Sweden’s foreign residents

‘A lost cause’: How the pandemic has disrupted Christmas for Sweden’s foreign residents

How to make Swedish mulled wine: glögg

How to make Swedish mulled wine: glögg

Thousands caught up in travel chaos after trains grind to a halt in southern Sweden

Thousands caught up in travel chaos after trains grind to a halt in southern Sweden

Quick Poll: Is Christmas better in Sweden or back home?

Quick Poll: Is Christmas better in Sweden or back home?

Five reasons to prefer a ‘green’ Swedish Christmas

Five reasons to prefer a ‘green’ Swedish Christmas

QUIZ: How well do you know Swedish Christmas traditions?

QUIZ: How well do you know Swedish Christmas traditions?

Watch: How to make Sweden’s iconic polkagris candy for Christmas

Watch: How to make Sweden’s iconic polkagris candy for Christmas

#AdventCalendar: How a Swedish-American created the modern image of Santa Claus
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#AdventCalendar: How a Swedish-American created the modern image of Santa Claus

#AdventCalendar: The curious history of the chocolate box you’re bound to receive this Christmas
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#AdventCalendar: The curious history of the chocolate box you’re bound to receive this Christmas

Where to get the food you need for an international Christmas in Sweden
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Where to get the food you need for an international Christmas in Sweden

#AdventCalendar: The strange things that happen in Sweden at 3pm on Christmas Eve
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#AdventCalendar: The strange things that happen in Sweden at 3pm on Christmas Eve

A complete guide to the perfect Christmas in Stockholm
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A complete guide to the perfect Christmas in Stockholm

A complete guide to getting into the Christmas spirit in Gothenburg
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A complete guide to getting into the Christmas spirit in Gothenburg

The forgotten history behind Sweden’s most bizarre Christmas traditions

The forgotten history behind Sweden’s most bizarre Christmas traditions

IN PICTURES: Sweden’s infamous Christmas goat returns for the festive season

IN PICTURES: Sweden’s infamous Christmas goat returns for the festive season

Introducing The Local’s #AdventCalendar – facts about Sweden you didn’t know
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Introducing The Local’s #AdventCalendar – facts about Sweden you didn’t know

#AdventCalendar: Why does Santa ride a pig in Sweden?
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#AdventCalendar: Why does Santa ride a pig in Sweden?

How I tried to recreate a Swedish Christmas and was brought down to earth

How I tried to recreate a Swedish Christmas and was brought down to earth

Readers reveal: This is Sweden’s best Christmas soft drink

Readers reveal: This is Sweden’s best Christmas soft drink

Feel the magic of Swedish Christmas at these 20 traditional markets
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Feel the magic of Swedish Christmas at these 20 traditional markets

This is the hottest Christmas gift for 2019 in Sweden

This is the hottest Christmas gift for 2019 in Sweden

What surprising Swedish fact do you want us to explain in our Christmas calendar?
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What surprising Swedish fact do you want us to explain in our Christmas calendar?

Here’s the right time to put up your Christmas lights in Sweden

Here’s the right time to put up your Christmas lights in Sweden

Sweden’s ill-fated Christmas goat survives again

Sweden’s ill-fated Christmas goat survives again

#BecomingSwedish: ‘How you celebrate is more important than why you celebrate’

#BecomingSwedish: ‘How you celebrate is more important than why you celebrate’

Quiz: How well do you know Brexit?

Quiz: How well do you know Brexit?

How I learned to love Swedish Christmas
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How I learned to love Swedish Christmas

Merry Christmas southern Sweden, you may get snow after all

Merry Christmas southern Sweden, you may get snow after all

Santa analysis: Claus and Europe feel Brexit pinch, as will UK’s Christmas

Santa analysis: Claus and Europe feel Brexit pinch, as will UK’s Christmas

Holiday forecast: Snow may bring white Christmas to Sweden

Holiday forecast: Snow may bring white Christmas to Sweden

#SwedishChristmas: The tradition with a surprising connection to H&M
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#SwedishChristmas: The tradition with a surprising connection to H&M

Dreaming of a White Christmas in Sweden? Then head north

Dreaming of a White Christmas in Sweden? Then head north

#SwedishChristmas: How the julbock went from demonic creature to straw figure
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#SwedishChristmas: How the julbock went from demonic creature to straw figure

#SwedishChristmas: How Elsa Beskow created a timeless Swedish Christmas
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#SwedishChristmas: How Elsa Beskow created a timeless Swedish Christmas

Why you might just see a flying Christmas tree in Sweden’s skies

Why you might just see a flying Christmas tree in Sweden’s skies

Seven totally free ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Sweden

Seven totally free ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Sweden

The best things to do to get in a festive mood in Malmö this Christmas

The best things to do to get in a festive mood in Malmö this Christmas

#SwedishChristmas: The festive feast that has stood the test of time
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#SwedishChristmas: The festive feast that has stood the test of time

#SwedishChristmas: The foreign traditions embedded in Swedish Christmas
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#SwedishChristmas: The foreign traditions embedded in Swedish Christmas

#SwedishChristmas: A Christmas candy with an unfortunate name
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#SwedishChristmas: A Christmas candy with an unfortunate name

#SwedishChristmas: How a German Christmas tradition became distinctively Swedish
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#SwedishChristmas: How a German Christmas tradition became distinctively Swedish

The best and most festive things to do in Gothenburg this Christmas

The best and most festive things to do in Gothenburg this Christmas

Sweden’s online retailers predict happy Christmas

Sweden’s online retailers predict happy Christmas

Sweden’s Gävle Christmas goat ready to return for festive season

Sweden’s Gävle Christmas goat ready to return for festive season

#SwedishChristmas: Julmust, the festive drink that outsells Coca-Cola every winter
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#SwedishChristmas: Julmust, the festive drink that outsells Coca-Cola every winter

#SwedishChristmas: How a folklore tomte became Sweden’s Santa
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#SwedishChristmas: How a folklore tomte became Sweden’s Santa

#SwedishChristmas: How glögg sends Swedish wine consumption through the roof
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#SwedishChristmas: How glögg sends Swedish wine consumption through the roof

#SwedishChristmas: The children selling magazines on your doorstep
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#SwedishChristmas: The children selling magazines on your doorstep

Swedish Christmas gift guide: What to get everyone on your list this year
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Swedish Christmas gift guide: What to get everyone on your list this year

Sweden unveils hottest Christmas gift of 2018

Sweden unveils hottest Christmas gift of 2018

How the long, dry summer has affected Sweden’s Christmas trees

How the long, dry summer has affected Sweden’s Christmas trees

How to make four different kinds of Swedish Christmas ham

How to make four different kinds of Swedish Christmas ham

Eight comforting Swedish Christmas recipes

Eight comforting Swedish Christmas recipes

Ten must-read articles to understand Swedish Christmas

Ten must-read articles to understand Swedish Christmas

15 magical Christmas markets in Sweden this year
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15 magical Christmas markets in Sweden this year

Debunk: No, Sweden isn’t cancelling a Christmas concert because of migrants

Debunk: No, Sweden isn’t cancelling a Christmas concert because of migrants

Postnord to raise prices over Christmas period

Postnord to raise prices over Christmas period

Why Swedish Christmas has only just ended

Why Swedish Christmas has only just ended

Sweden’s Christmas miracle! Gävle straw goat survives

Sweden’s Christmas miracle! Gävle straw goat survives

How to make saffron and white chocolate truffles for Christmas

How to make saffron and white chocolate truffles for Christmas

Why I will always love Christmas in Sweden
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Why I will always love Christmas in Sweden

PODCAST: Weird Christmas traditions and learning Swedish with IKEA

PODCAST: Weird Christmas traditions and learning Swedish with IKEA

‘Secret’ plan to protect Gävle Christmas goat from arsonists

‘Secret’ plan to protect Gävle Christmas goat from arsonists

‘Being a Taxi Santa in Sweden is the happiest job out there’

‘Being a Taxi Santa in Sweden is the happiest job out there’

Sweden cancels Santa World Cup in Lapland

Sweden cancels Santa World Cup in Lapland

Sweden’s ‘Christmas gift of the year’ is an electric bike

Sweden’s ‘Christmas gift of the year’ is an electric bike

12 things expats miss most from home at Christmas
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12 things expats miss most from home at Christmas

Ebenezer Scrooge: ‘Why I hate Swedish Christmas’
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Ebenezer Scrooge: ‘Why I hate Swedish Christmas’

Sweden’s big cities predicted to have coldest winter in five years

Sweden’s big cities predicted to have coldest winter in five years

Sweden’s favourite Christmas spirit gets an Indian twist

Sweden’s favourite Christmas spirit gets an Indian twist

Swedish shop gets into Christmas spirit… in August

Swedish shop gets into Christmas spirit… in August

Meet the Swede who invited a homeless Scot home for Christmas

Meet the Swede who invited a homeless Scot home for Christmas

Thousands of Christmas cards were stolen in Sweden this year

Thousands of Christmas cards were stolen in Sweden this year

Donald Duck was Sweden’s most watched TV show of 2016

Donald Duck was Sweden’s most watched TV show of 2016

Santa Claus should live in Sweden, researchers calculate

Santa Claus should live in Sweden, researchers calculate

Ten historic pictures of Sweden at Christmas

Ten historic pictures of Sweden at Christmas

Ten Swedish tips for a stress-free Christmas party

Ten Swedish tips for a stress-free Christmas party

A Christmas storm is on its way to Sweden

A Christmas storm is on its way to Sweden

VIDEO: Swedish kitten mercilessly attacks Christmas tree

VIDEO: Swedish kitten mercilessly attacks Christmas tree

Watch out for wave of diarrhoea in Sweden this Christmas

Watch out for wave of diarrhoea in Sweden this Christmas

Four events to help you avoid Christmas

Four events to help you avoid Christmas

How Donald Duck makes Sweden safer for one hour at Christmas

How Donald Duck makes Sweden safer for one hour at Christmas

12 things you only get if you’ve celebrated Christmas in Sweden

12 things you only get if you’ve celebrated Christmas in Sweden

Video: This Swedish choir sang an entire Christmas concert in the style of goats

Video: This Swedish choir sang an entire Christmas concert in the style of goats

Here’s where it’s going to snow in Sweden at Christmas

Here’s where it’s going to snow in Sweden at Christmas

These dogs had a Christmas julbord and it was the cutest thing ever

These dogs had a Christmas julbord and it was the cutest thing ever

Recipe: How to make Swedish Christmas rice porridge

Recipe: How to make Swedish Christmas rice porridge

Fun things to do if you’re stuck in Sweden this Christmas

Fun things to do if you’re stuck in Sweden this Christmas

How I fled Isis and celebrated Christmas with a Swedish circus

How I fled Isis and celebrated Christmas with a Swedish circus

Five key julbord points: idiot’s guide to the Swedish Christmas meal

Five key julbord points: idiot’s guide to the Swedish Christmas meal

Ten Instagram pictures that prove Sweden is an amazing winter country

Ten Instagram pictures that prove Sweden is an amazing winter country

Sweden beats China to win Santa world cup

Sweden beats China to win Santa world cup

Police draft in back-up to hunt down Sweden’s Christmas goat burner

Police draft in back-up to hunt down Sweden’s Christmas goat burner

RECIPE: How to make a traditional saffron wreath

RECIPE: How to make a traditional saffron wreath

16 traditions you need to follow to fake being a Swede at Christmas
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16 traditions you need to follow to fake being a Swede at Christmas

In pictures: 12 totally Swedish Christmas gingerbread houses

In pictures: 12 totally Swedish Christmas gingerbread houses

Cancel my Christmas julbord? That’s akin to WWII persecution, claims Swedish nationalist

Cancel my Christmas julbord? That’s akin to WWII persecution, claims Swedish nationalist

Swedish festive ad pulled following racist abuse of child

Swedish festive ad pulled following racist abuse of child

Six weird Swedish Christmas foods to try if you’re brave

Six weird Swedish Christmas foods to try if you’re brave

No fire, but: Gävle’s baby yule goat run over by car

No fire, but: Gävle’s baby yule goat run over by car

Christmas recipe: Swedish saffron buns with almonds

Christmas recipe: Swedish saffron buns with almonds

No, Sweden has not banned Christmas lights. Here’s proof

No, Sweden has not banned Christmas lights. Here’s proof

Six Christmas events to kick off December in Sweden

Six Christmas events to kick off December in Sweden

The Wes Anderson Christmas ad everyone’s talking about

The Wes Anderson Christmas ad everyone’s talking about

Swedes hope to rebuild burned-down yule goat

Swedes hope to rebuild burned-down yule goat

What holiday story do YOU want to read on The Local Voices?

What holiday story do YOU want to read on The Local Voices?

Swedish inmates demand: We want to make Christmas cards

Swedish inmates demand: We want to make Christmas cards

‘Natural Reality’ glasses video mocks tech-obsessed Swedes

‘Natural Reality’ glasses video mocks tech-obsessed Swedes

How to make a Swedish gingerbread house

How to make a Swedish gingerbread house

Is this the ugliest Christmas tree ever?

Is this the ugliest Christmas tree ever?

This is what the Swedes want for Christmas

This is what the Swedes want for Christmas

Five of the merriest Christmas markets in Sweden

Five of the merriest Christmas markets in Sweden

Don’t worry Swedes, you can still get glögg this Christmas

Don’t worry Swedes, you can still get glögg this Christmas

Swedes up in arms over EU Christmas glögg ‘ban’

Swedes up in arms over EU Christmas glögg ‘ban’

Could Sweden make New Year’s Day kebab pizza day?

Could Sweden make New Year’s Day kebab pizza day?

Swedes rally to protect arson-prone yule goat

Swedes rally to protect arson-prone yule goat

Is Sweden’s Christmas Donald Duck fest over?

Is Sweden’s Christmas Donald Duck fest over?

Family’s Christmas video goes viral in Sweden

Family’s Christmas video goes viral in Sweden

Christmas anti-booze ad stirs tension in Sweden

Christmas anti-booze ad stirs tension in Sweden

Is this ad for diverse Swedish mall too white?

Is this ad for diverse Swedish mall too white?

Ten Swedish Christmas hits for the festive season

Ten Swedish Christmas hits for the festive season

Swedes bask in record winter temperatures

Swedes bask in record winter temperatures

Muslim Santa spreads Swedish Christmas joy

Muslim Santa spreads Swedish Christmas joy

Sweden’s princess sends cutest Christmas wishes

Sweden’s princess sends cutest Christmas wishes

Will Ferrell puts odd spin on Swedish Christmas

Will Ferrell puts odd spin on Swedish Christmas

Kindhearted Swedes spread Christmas cheer

Kindhearted Swedes spread Christmas cheer

Festive Swedish ham escapes slaughter

Festive Swedish ham escapes slaughter

Malmö students help refugees at Christmas
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Malmö students help refugees at Christmas

Are these Stockholm’s best festive decorations?

Are these Stockholm’s best festive decorations?

Six festive winter events in Sweden this week

Six festive winter events in Sweden this week

Are these gingerbread houses the best ever?

Are these gingerbread houses the best ever?

Five Swedish winter recipes to warm you up this Christmas

Five Swedish winter recipes to warm you up this Christmas

Five tasty events for foodies in Sweden

Five tasty events for foodies in Sweden

The five weirdest attacks on Sweden’s arson-prone yule goat
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The five weirdest attacks on Sweden’s arson-prone yule goat

Swedes bite into bizarre Christmas holiday pizza

Swedes bite into bizarre Christmas holiday pizza

Swedish Christmas gift sweeps up competition

Swedish Christmas gift sweeps up competition

Nine of the merriest Swedish Christmas fairs

Nine of the merriest Swedish Christmas fairs

Swedes get taste of Christmas in September

Swedes get taste of Christmas in September

Why today is the last day of Christmas in Sweden
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Why today is the last day of Christmas in Sweden

Sweden braces for Christmas Eve snow

Sweden braces for Christmas Eve snow

‘Avoid politics for Christmas peace’ experts argue

‘Avoid politics for Christmas peace’ experts argue

More Swedes take to the skies for Christmas 2014

More Swedes take to the skies for Christmas 2014

Agency: Dream in vain of a white Christmas

Agency: Dream in vain of a white Christmas

Video: The best & worst of Swedish Christmas

Video: The best & worst of Swedish Christmas

Hoho: Estelle records cute Christmas message

Hoho: Estelle records cute Christmas message

The Swedish Christmas market with a twist
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The Swedish Christmas market with a twist

Swedes host festive meals for ‘lonely’ guests

Swedes host festive meals for ‘lonely’ guests

Swedish schoolboy in female saint role row

Swedish schoolboy in female saint role row

The Local’s Countdown to Christmas

The Local’s Countdown to Christmas

What’s On: November 27th – December 4th

What’s On: November 27th – December 4th

Weather agency rules out white Christmas

Weather agency rules out white Christmas

Sweden most expensive place to send a parcel

Sweden most expensive place to send a parcel

Five magical Swedish winter markets

Five magical Swedish winter markets

Christmas sun sought by record numbers

Christmas sun sought by record numbers

Fitness band is Sweden’s hottest gift for 2014

Fitness band is Sweden’s hottest gift for 2014

Top ten Swedish Christmas presents
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Top ten Swedish Christmas presents

Decorating your home for Swedish Christmas
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Decorating your home for Swedish Christmas

Interest in Swedish Lucia on the wane

Interest in Swedish Lucia on the wane

How to make Swedish pepparkakor

How to make Swedish pepparkakor

How to make Swedish potato and fish gratin

How to make Swedish potato and fish gratin

One in four Swedes plan Christmas cutback

One in four Swedes plan Christmas cutback

Flap off! No Donald Duck next year?

Flap off! No Donald Duck next year?

Swedish ‘bacon water’ tops Queen and sprouts

Swedish ‘bacon water’ tops Queen and sprouts

The Local Guide to Christmas, Swedish Style

The Local Guide to Christmas, Swedish Style

White Xmas to elude most Swedes: SMHI

White Xmas to elude most Swedes: SMHI

Christmas card warning after thief nabs postbox

Christmas card warning after thief nabs postbox

Swedish parents fuming over toy knuckledusters

Swedish parents fuming over toy knuckledusters

The ultimate Swedish Christmas market guide

The ultimate Swedish Christmas market guide

Swedes often lack the gift of giving at Christmas

Swedes often lack the gift of giving at Christmas

‘Racist’ Christmas catalogue sparks outrage

‘Racist’ Christmas catalogue sparks outrage

Sweden unveils hottest Christmas gift of 2013

Sweden unveils hottest Christmas gift of 2013

Frightful or fab fusion for Swedish Christmas?

Frightful or fab fusion for Swedish Christmas?

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Swedish Santa “a paedophile”

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Warning: Christmas decorations could seriously damage your health

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Christmas Tales

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Swedish press makes fools of its readers

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Swedish post offers direct route to Santa

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Poker sets top Swedes’ Christmas gift lists

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Santa and gingerbread man get Gävle’s goat

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Pricey pigs to strain Christmas budgets

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Saucy Christmas card “badly misjudged”

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The joys of Jul

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Stockholm Syndrome: catch up on the autumn’s stories

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Swedes switch to plastic

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Swedes want audio books for Christmas

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A Swedish Christmas 2006

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Skansen: a true taste of Swedish Christmas past

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Gävle Goat gets best birthday present ever

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Death rate highest at Christmas

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Green Christmas for most of Sweden

Introducing…Christmas Tomte

Introducing…Christmas Tomte

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No hope left of a white Christmas

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Swedish worry over Santa shortage

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Burning beard risk for Swedish Santas

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Reinfeldt pardons Christmas pig

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Most Swedish flights getting through Heathrow fog

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Unwelcome bacteria on Christmas menu

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Swedish Christmas spending tops 50 billion kronor

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Armed robbers target Christmas booty

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Silent night as thieves make off with church bell

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Christmas stockings to be stuffed with GPS receivers

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Red Cross sells Christmas hugs to help lonely Swedes

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Swedes love to hug

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Santa Claus thief works at night

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Santa lives in Kyrgystan – Swedish researchers

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Swedish Christmas treat hit by Iranian harvest

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Head teacher axes Santa from school repertoire

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Swedes plan to spend more at Christmas

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Kyrgyzstan starts hunt for Santa

No white Christmas for most Swedes

No white Christmas for most Swedes

Swedes buy green – but still love Christmas consumption

Swedes buy green – but still love Christmas consumption

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Swedes send record number of gifts

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Santa’s elves get busy at Sweden’s post office

Italy: Swedish Christmas gingerbread ‘toxic’

Italy: Swedish Christmas gingerbread ‘toxic’

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Bad weather threatens Donald Duck broadcast

Weather clears in time for Donald Duck

Weather clears in time for Donald Duck

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Stockholm hit by Christmas cartoon blackout

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King’s speech dwells on the positive

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Woman indicted in Santa Claus stabbing case

Give the gift of experience this Christmas

Give the gift of experience this Christmas

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Twenty years of Christmas gift joy and tears

Christmas by design: Unmissable markets in Sweden and Denmark

Christmas by design: Unmissable markets in Sweden and Denmark

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Swedish shoppers undeterred by world crisis

Gävle goat’s little brother torched

Gävle goat’s little brother torched

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City officals’ ‘boxing’ party sends two to hospital

Cold and cloudy weather over Christmas

Cold and cloudy weather over Christmas

Gävle goat survives to Christmas

Gävle goat survives to Christmas

Icy road warning on Christmas Day

Icy road warning on Christmas Day

King dwells on positives in Christmas speech

King dwells on positives in Christmas speech

Flames finally consume Gävle Christmas goat

Flames finally consume Gävle Christmas goat

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Baby Jesus stolen once again from Jönköping manger

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Late spurt saves Christmas retail

‘Christmas in Sweden is like Groundhog Day’

‘Christmas in Sweden is like Groundhog Day’

Swedish town crowns Hong Kong man Santa of the Year

Swedish town crowns Hong Kong man Santa of the Year

How to survive the Christmas buffet without looking like an idiot

How to survive the Christmas buffet without looking like an idiot

Five festive pointers for the perfect Swedish Christmas

Five festive pointers for the perfect Swedish Christmas

World’s children ask Santa for video games and puppies

World’s children ask Santa for video games and puppies

MP makes indecent Christmas party proposal

MP makes indecent Christmas party proposal

Gävle goat succumbs to flames

Gävle goat succumbs to flames

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Christmas chocolate thieves caught red handed

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Christmas spirit moves robber to turn himself in

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Swimmers flock for Christmas dip

Swedes send 76 million Christmas text messages

Swedes send 76 million Christmas text messages

Sweden starts 2010 in typically messy fashion

Sweden starts 2010 in typically messy fashion

Epiphany reignites Sweden’s public holiday debate

Epiphany reignites Sweden’s public holiday debate

Patient at detox gets drunk on Christmas gift

Patient at detox gets drunk on Christmas gift

Christmas letters flood in to Swedish post office

Christmas letters flood in to Swedish post office

Wanted in Sweden: portly, older men with beards

Wanted in Sweden: portly, older men with beards

The Lowdown: Swedish Advent

The Lowdown: Swedish Advent

The Local’s guide to Lucia in Sweden

The Local’s guide to Lucia in Sweden

Swedish Lucia: a celebration with song

Swedish Lucia: a celebration with song

Gävle goat targeted in foiled helicopter heist

Gävle goat targeted in foiled helicopter heist

Dissecting the delights of the Swedish Christmas smorgasbord

Dissecting the delights of the Swedish Christmas smorgasbord

The Lowdown: Christmas in Sweden

The Lowdown: Christmas in Sweden

Glögg shortage threatens Swedish Christmas

Glögg shortage threatens Swedish Christmas

Swedish Christmas sales hit by snow chaos

Swedish Christmas sales hit by snow chaos

Swedes turn to candles to thwart the darkness

Swedes turn to candles to thwart the darkness

Gävle Goat survives Christmas Eve

Gävle Goat survives Christmas Eve

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Swedes more willing to sell unwanted Christmas presents

Swedes send four million fewer festive text messages

Swedes send four million fewer festive text messages

Swedish wheelchair thieves tracked in snow

Swedish wheelchair thieves tracked in snow

As darkness falls, Swedes celebrate light

As darkness falls, Swedes celebrate light

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Swedish CEO under fire for naked Xmas greeting

‘Bag of groceries’ named Christmas gift of 2011

‘Bag of groceries’ named Christmas gift of 2011

Dutch crooner named Santa of the Year

Dutch crooner named Santa of the Year

Stockholm reeling from giant chipmunk shocker

Stockholm reeling from giant chipmunk shocker

Sweden’s best Christmas markets

Sweden’s best Christmas markets

Immigrant women put Tensta Christmas market on the map

Immigrant women put Tensta Christmas market on the map

Sweden’s Christmas goat succumbs to flames

Sweden’s Christmas goat succumbs to flames

Creating a Christmas home, Swedish style

Creating a Christmas home, Swedish style

Home fires increase during Swedish winter

Home fires increase during Swedish winter

‘Panic chaos’ and other signs that Christmas is coming to Sweden

‘Panic chaos’ and other signs that Christmas is coming to Sweden

Facebook trumps sex for Google-happy Swedes

Facebook trumps sex for Google-happy Swedes

Swedish kids ask Santa for pets and phones

Swedish kids ask Santa for pets and phones

‘It often feels like Christmas in Sweden is only about presents’

‘It often feels like Christmas in Sweden is only about presents’

Tree-snatchers exposed by tracks in the snow

Tree-snatchers exposed by tracks in the snow

Should the Nazi flag have a place in Sweden’s Christmas traditions?

Should the Nazi flag have a place in Sweden’s Christmas traditions?

Sweden’s elk trump reindeer in new Christmas book

Sweden’s elk trump reindeer in new Christmas book

Slick roads disrupt Swedes’ Christmas travel

Slick roads disrupt Swedes’ Christmas travel

Drunken Christmas revelries lead to arrests

Drunken Christmas revelries lead to arrests

‘Tradition, culture, and religion are not a Swedish Bermuda triangle’

‘Tradition, culture, and religion are not a Swedish Bermuda triangle’

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Baby Jesus ‘barred’ from Christmas market

Swedish Christmas market resurrects Jesus

Swedish Christmas market resurrects Jesus

Swedes set for ‘record’ holiday shopping spree

Swedes set for ‘record’ holiday shopping spree

Santa Winter Games draw Christmas lovers to the Arctic

Santa Winter Games draw Christmas lovers to the Arctic

Headphones named hot Christmas gift of 2012

Headphones named hot Christmas gift of 2012

‘It can’t be wrong to sing O Holy Night’: minister

‘It can’t be wrong to sing O Holy Night’: minister

Man dies from flawed Christmas tree felling

Man dies from flawed Christmas tree felling

Stockholm Christmas markets: an overview

Stockholm Christmas markets: an overview

Arsonists hot on the hooves of Gävle goat

Arsonists hot on the hooves of Gävle goat

‘Mini Stockholm’ invades English Christmas city

‘Mini Stockholm’ invades English Christmas city

School reverses gingerbread man ban

School reverses gingerbread man ban

‘Angels have nothing to do with Christmas in Sweden’

‘Angels have nothing to do with Christmas in Sweden’

Game over for this year’s Gävle Christmas goat

Game over for this year’s Gävle Christmas goat

The octogenarian Saint Lucia choir: still in tune

The octogenarian Saint Lucia choir: still in tune

Swedish Christmas: how do you celebrate yours?

Swedish Christmas: how do you celebrate yours?

Homeless people get cigarettes for Christmas

Homeless people get cigarettes for Christmas

More snow as SMHI predicts white Christmas

More snow as SMHI predicts white Christmas

Burning goat tattoos arouse police suspicion

Burning goat tattoos arouse police suspicion

Christmas buffet gives 75 Swedes food poisoning

Christmas buffet gives 75 Swedes food poisoning

Icy roads snarl Swedes’ Christmas travels

Icy roads snarl Swedes’ Christmas travels

Millions of Swedes stick to old-school cards

Millions of Swedes stick to old-school cards

Traffic woes as blizzard hits Sweden

Traffic woes as blizzard hits Sweden

Vets warn of Christmas pet perils

Vets warn of Christmas pet perils

Santas for hire keep kids believing

Santas for hire keep kids believing

The Sarah Dawn Finer things at Christmas

The Sarah Dawn Finer things at Christmas

Swedish word of the day: julgransplundring

Swedish word of the day: julgransplundring

Swedish word of the day: polkagris

Swedish word of the day: polkagris

Ten essential words that explain Christmas in Sweden

Ten essential words that explain Christmas in Sweden

Swedish word of the day: annandag jul

Swedish word of the day: annandag jul

Swedish word of the day: jultomte

Swedish word of the day: jultomte

Swedish word of the day: uppesittarkväll

Swedish word of the day: uppesittarkväll

Swedish word of the day: pumla

Swedish word of the day: pumla

Swedish word of the day: prinskorv

Swedish word of the day: prinskorv

Swedish word of the day: snapsvisa

Swedish word of the day: snapsvisa

Swedish word of the day: julklapp

Swedish word of the day: julklapp