Old-Fashioned Viking Christmas

The Scandinavian celebration of Jul harkens back to Norse mythology. An article from "The Scotsman" looks at Christmas celebrations in Sweden and Norway and their roots in Viking tradition. Santa as an incarnation of Thor? "Drinking Jul" with Christmas beer? These are common Scandinavian elements of the Christmas season that have roots in Viking life and mythology.

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