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Rush of volunteers this Christmas

Humanitarian organizations have been reporting a rush of Norwegians willing to volunteer this Christmas, for projects to serve food to the poor and generally...

Cathedral services all day long

Oslo's cathedral, which became a magnet for mourners following last summer's terrorist attacks, was planning to stay open most of the Christmas weekend as...

Holiday forecast: Mild, wet, slippery

Norwegians could look forward to a White Christmas and New Year at higher elevations, but holiday forecasts called for mild temperatures with rain and...

Employees arrange own ‘julebord’

Employees at companies that have cut back on the annual "julebord" (Christmas party) don't necessarily go through the holiday season with no shared Christmas...

Shoppers spend more than planned

Norwegians usually end up spending more money on Christmas gifts than they had planned, despite signs of caution earlier this month. A new study...

Holiday shopping decline reversed

Norwegians have opened their wallets in the past week and reversed what had been a decline in sales during retailers' important Christmas shopping season....

Christmas along the coast

Communities all over Norway geared up for Christmas, and Florø, on the west coast between Ålesund and Bergen, was among them. Extra lights were...

Stores notice fall in holiday sales

Norwegian consumers seem to be more careful with their holiday shopping this year, and sales have slipped in comparison to last year. Economists, though,...

Holiday caps raise a fuss

A school in Drammen stirred up a fuss last week when fifth-grade students weren't allowed to wear the classic Norwegian nisseluer (red stocking caps,...

Next stop: Trafalgar Square

The large Christmas Tree that will light up London's Trafalgar Square was chopped down in a forest on the eastern side of Oslo on...

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