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Christmas shopping set new record

It seems to happen every year: Christmas shoppers in Norway broke new spending records again during the run-up to the holidays and also set...

Holiday baking tradition intact

Among various surveys that have been conducted in Norway recently was one that questioned Norwegians about their Christmas cookie habits during the holiday season....

Norwegians tackled holiday loneliness

An elderly Oslo woman's blunt appeal for someone to eat dinner with on Christmas Eve fired up a national campaign to ward off loneliness...

Mixed reviews for palace concert

King Harald and Queen Sonja opened up the Royal Palace for another Christmas concert this year, but it didn't generate entirely positive reaction. Meanwhile,...

West Coast gets clobbered again

Another severe winter storm blew in over Norway's southwest coast Sunday, with powerful winds knocking down trees and even tearing the roofs off buildings....

Norway set for cold, white Christmas

Most Norwegians were settling into what amounts to at least a five-day weekend beginning on Saturday, and many were cheered by forecasts of a...

Film fans traveled to Christmas Star

Norway has an abundance of Christmas-related holiday traditions, not least regarding seasonal entertainment. This year Norwegians have been flocking to local cinemas to see...

‘Julebord’ sickens nearly 200

Around 170 guests at a Christmas buffet known as a "julebord" late last week have fallen ill afterwards, but no one is sure what...

Bergen gearing up for Christmas

PICTURE STORY: Norway is getting ready for Christmas celebrations, and its second city is no exception. Norwegians know how to ward off winter darkness...

Christmas trees sent abroad

City workers in Oslo have once again been chopping down trees in local forests and shipping them abroad as gestures of civic friendship during...

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