posted on Dec, 23 2016 @ 06:26 PM
When i was a kid and we used to go to my grandparents farm on Christmas. Christmas eve is when we get presents and Santa Claus stops by. Before Santa
comes we ate Christmas dinner and spent time together in big livingroom, playing and chatting. Living room had big baking oven which was still warm at
eve and kids liked to be on the roof of that and it had curtains around the oven roof.
Oven looked like this but it was much bigger so 3 adult men could nap there side by side.
So we peeked through the curtains so we won´t miss when Santa is coming..
Santa looked more traditional than commercial Santa US have
Tho Santa had also stick and shepherd rod in his hands for naughty kids ( never used tho ) and old big burlap sack with presents. Santa travelled with
sleight with reindeers ( well i live in Scandinavia ) to in front of farmhouse. No elfs around..
Santa always asks " Is there any kind ( inoffencive ) children around " When he steps inside and all us kids cheer " We are"
It is a custom to sing for Santa a christmas songs, usually couple.. so we sang. After that Santa gives presents from his sack. When he is done it is
custom that he get something to eat like cookies or puff pastrys and when he is outside head of the house offered Santa a cognac drink so he stays
warm till he approaches next house.
later we go to sauna, sauna is separate building, it is so called smoke sauna ( fire has been in sauna stove for several hours and smoke heated inside
.. after heating they let smoke out and stove is hot like .... )
Sauna traditions are, we bath, we sweat and when it is too hot we go nakid on the snow and cool down there and back to sauna .. and so on...
After that evening snack and bed time..
edit on 23-12-2016 by dollukka because: (no reason given)