In the Nordic countries we celebrate something called ‘Little Christmas’ on 1st of December. It’s basically First Advent, but a less religious version. People have parties, children get presents from the elves, and the first advent candle is lit at breakfast (there’s a huge FAIL in our household on this score since all Christmas decorations are still in storage – and because Daughter is the only person now who keeps us in check and she’s away at uni).
‘Little Christmas’ also hails the beginning of the office party season in Scandinavia, just like here in the UK.
This year I thought the best way to give you all a bit of Christmas cheer is to share the Blossa Christmas ad. Blossa make the most famous Swedish mulled wine, each year coming out with a new version.
Blossa 12 Yuzu Ingefära
Just the bottle design is brilliant, don’t you think? This year’s version combines Swedish traditional glögg flavours with Far Eastern fruits and spices, with yuzu, grapefruit, clementine and ginger. I cannot wait to sample it!