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Re: Favorite Holiday Things <>

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Rosa Juliusdottir (rojul)
Sun, 5 Dec 1999 20:19:38 -0500

I had written before about my favorite "Christmas" things but never saw it
appear on artsednet, strangely, did anyone see it? But I certainly
understand your feeling Carla, I am a Christian, that is this nations
national religion is. I donīt really know what I am. But I do sometimes
feel quite "outside" this list just being one of the few foreigners on it.
But I still love this list. Here are some of my favorite things for this
time of the year! Waiting for the thirteen icelandic santa clauses, really
called cristmas lads (jolasveinar). They actually donīt bring gifts but
come and play tricks on you, like snatching sausages hanging from the
rafters(in the old days) or taking the candles kids got for Chrismas or
licking the bowls yogurt was made in! But nowadays the icelandic children
put their shoe in the window every night thirteen nights before christmas
and get a little present from each of the christmas lads(they start coming
to town thirteen days before cristmas). This is one of our favorite
traditions this time of year. So is cookie making, making paperthin
christmasbread with very fine cut out patterns, making our advent wreaths
and of course listening to yuletide music and drinking hot glogg.
Hope everyone is loving this time.
Best regards from the far north,

>My favorite "Christmas" things are:
> dreydls
> latkes
> Chanukah songs
> a menorah blazing with light
> my joyous children
>I wasn't going to respond to this thread, and didn't for a long time, but
>since it's continuing I would like to respectfully point out that not all of
>us on artsednet are Christian. I have no problem with people asking about
>Christmas things, but I would really liked to have felt included, as a Jew, on
>this listserve. We're all so quick to be sensitve to things like not
>desecrating Hopi dolls, and honoring the beliefs of other cultures. Well,
>this is not a homogenous culture either. I'd appreciate the same inclusion.
> Thanks for letting me vent.
> Carla
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