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Norway rang in a ‘Green Christmas’

PHOTO FEATURE: Norwegians settled into their lengthy Christmas holidays with hardly any snow in any of the major cities and towns this year. Centuries of...

Shopping season showed sobriety

It's been another rollicking pre-Christmas party season in most Norwegian cities, but local residents have been more subdued when it comes to spending money....

The secrets of the ‘Christmas calendar’

EXPATRIATE MUSINGS: Axel Johnson is a relatively recent arrival in Oslo, from Sweden. Although many expatriates in Norway may lump the Scandinavian countries together,...

Christmas markets draw big crowds

It's high season for Christmas markets in Norway, with Oslo alone offering dozens of them selling everything from handicrafts to moose burgers. They're not...

‘Julebord’ season keeps police busy

The often wild Christmas party season in Norway, known as julebordsesongen, kept police extra busy during the weekend. Instead of celebrating peace on earth, many...

Eager shoppers latched onto ‘Black Friday’

Like Halloween and Valentine's Day, another North American tradition called "Black Friday" has become popular in Norway, much to the despair of critics. Thousands...

‘Holiday peace’ finally settled in

PHOTO FEATURE: The Norwegians call it "julefred," an unusually quiet period that begins around 3pm on "julaften" (Christmas Eve). Stores and offices close for...

Police release suspects in ‘julebord’ death

A company Christmas party arranged by Norway Seafoods in Melbu, Nordland County ended in tragedy over the weekend, when a late-night brawl resulted in the death...

Many already finished with Christmas shopping

Over a million Norwegians, 20 percent of the population, say they've already completed their Christmas shopping before the first windows of advent calendars are opened...

Christmas tree tradition to get the chop

The Oslo city council wants to end its decades-long tradition of providing Christmas trees to several European cities. The practice is becoming too expensive,...

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