It’s the night before Christmas, and all through the mouse, not a beach chair is stirring, not even a louse.
Celebrating Christmas abroad can make you feel like things are, well, a little topsy-turvy.
You may have read about the way people celebrate in the country you’re living in, or you might be going into the day free of any knowledge or misconceptions. Regardless of which category you fall under, there will come a point in the day when you look around you and think to yourself:
Now what exactly is going on here?
Last week, I was invited to be on a radio show with two Swedish comedians to talk about the differences between American and Swedish Christmas traditions as I perceived them. I had some thoughts at that time, but now that I’ve actually experienced my first Christmas in Sweden, I’m ready to tell it like it is.