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Oslo tries to send a better Christmas tree to London this year

Stung by criticism over the looks of the Christmas trees Oslo has recently sent to London, top officials in the Norwegian capital have made...

Oslo’s Christmas tree gift ridiculed again

The large Christmas tree that the City of Oslo chopped down in a local forest and sent as its annual gift to London clearly...

Norway braces for a very different ‘jul’

Christmas trees are in place, there are more holiday lights than ever and Prime Minister Erna Solberg's government is easing some restrictions on social...

Happy holidays to all of our readers

Prime Minister Erna Solberg is likely among those hoping to enjoy a few days of "julefred" (Christmas peace) this week, after a particularly turbulent...

Holiday lights help brighten the nights

PHOTO FEATURE: Stores closed and streets fell silent as Norway settled into its traditional three-day Christmas celebrations on julaften (Sunday this year). Massive arrays...

‘God jul’ and ‘takk’ to all our readers

As Norway slipped into Christmas holiday mode on Sunday, an annual sense of peace and quiet descended on Oslo and most other towns and...

Gift-giving habits start to change

Many Norwegians were expected to find alternative gifts under their Christmas trees this year. Fully 30 percent are opting to exchange "used" gifts, for...

Royals wrap up a most festive year

King Harald V and Queen Sonja retreated to their royal timber lodge in the hills above Oslo this week. They'll be celebrating the Christmas...

Norway imports Christmas trees

Despite its vast forests full of an estimated 3 billion fir trees, Norway actually imports around 300,000 Christmas trees a year. Demanding shoppers reportedly...

Christmas concerts rang in millions

By the time Norway's iconic boys choir known as Sølvguttene were singing their annual Christmas Eve concert on national TV, other choirs and entertainers had...

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