Tag Archives: Christmas

Merry Christmas from Pigs without Pants

I’ve always thought pigs on cards at Chrsitmas is a strange thing. Apparently, many places eat ham for Christmas dinner, so this somehow equates to pig cards, pig cookie cutters, pig ornaments, etc. It’s just weird, especially when the pig is happy or also excited about Christmas. Just seems cruel.

But one thing I’ve noticed…. no matter where you are in the world… pigs don’t wear pants.

Merry Christmas. I leave you with these words:

We are all the same in this world. No matter what country you live in, pigs don’t wear pants.

Swedish Christmas from a Swede

On this holiday edition of the podcast, we re-visit our Swedish friend Sam to fill us in on Swedish Christmas traditions, such as, why is everyone watching Donald Duck?

Available anywhere you get your podcasts or at these links:
iTunes – https://tinyurl.com/y2ysn8c7
Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/y6phnugg
Main site – https://iceandsnow.se/
FM Player – https://tinyurl.com/yy84yqcl
Podbean – https://tinyurl.com/y5umw273

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Well what did they expect?

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( I do love that these are the headlines in Europe.)

A little Christmas comic for the day

This is from Sebastien Millon who draws some hilarious animal comics:

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Ok, here’s the horrible list

I ended last week on a nice note with beautiful Christmas music.

So now here’s my list of TERRIBLE Christmas music! It’s a great list to have if you want to get rid of holiday guests.

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/563SjwRd9aKl8s9QNTRmw5?si=mJd13JqeRvG-tDiEQhPSow

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Have Yourself a Merry Lidl Christmas

On today’s podcast episode about life in Sweden, Carolin, born in East Berlin, fills us in on the similarities and differences between Sweden and Germany.
We also discuss Christmas television culture and why it’s ok to shop at Lidl.

Available anywhere you get your podcasts or at these links:

iTunes – https://tinyurl.com/y2ysn8c7
Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/y6phnugg
Main site – https://iceandsnow.se/
FM Player – https://tinyurl.com/yy84yqcl
Podbean – https://tinyurl.com/y5umw273

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#45 What Does the Swede Say?

To celebrate our one-year anniversary of the podcast, we turn the tables this week and talk to a Swede!

Available anywhere you get your podcasts and at the following links!

iTunes – https://tinyurl.com/y2ysn8c7

Spotify – https://tinyurl.com/y6phnugg

Main site – https://iceandsnow.se/

FM Player – https://tinyurl.com/yy84yqcl

Podbean – https://tinyurl.com/y5umw273

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We may have a Christmas goat, but Austria has Krampus

On this very special Christmas podcast episode, Clara from Austria compares some Swedish and Austrian Christmas traditions, we talk about the strange quirk Swedes have about not taking the last of anything, and we learn a bit more about growing up Austrian under the shadow of Krampus.

https://iceandsnow.se/podcast/7-we-may-have-a-christmas-goat-but-austria-has-krampus/

or anywhere you get your podcast- Just type in “Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow.”

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#6 Lucia Day has Major Health and Safety Issues

Rachel, from the UK, discusses her hatred of saffron buns and Lucia, why you can’t name your kid Ikea here, and lots of talk about stabbing!

All on this week’s podcast episode of “Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow.” Hope you enjoy it!

https://iceandsnow.se/podcast/6-lucia-day-has-major-health-and-safety-issues/

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Last-minute gift ideas?

For the person who has everything… Well, I bet they don’t have THIS!

 

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Bless this blow torch

My husband was singing in a beautiful Advent concert that I attended this past weekend.  Everything was very tasteful, old-fashioned, Christmassy, etc., until the beautiful chandeliers were lowered and the altar boys lit the candles with….. a blow torch attached to a stick.

Hey, this may be a reverent celebration, but this concert is only an hour long and we’ve got to get these candles lit quick! Get the blow torch!

Side note: This church was originally built in the 1600s but has burned down twice. Um… maybe less blow torches duct-taped to sticks in the main chapel? Just an idea.

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Merry Victorian Christmas pt. 1

It’s that time of year again… time to wonder what kind of drugs people in the Victorian age were on when they made Christmas cards. Also time to wonder what their deal is with frogs.

I give you, Victorian Christmas card number one. Frog and Beetle dancing on beach with a dragonfly playing tamborine.

If you can get past a frog and a giant beetle dancing together, much less that they would make a tambourine small enough for a dragonfly to play, I still say the beach scene makes no sense at Christmastime.

 

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Horrible Vintage Christmas cards pt.6

Again with the frogs. What is it with this era and dead frogs at Christmas time? Or did this artist just really have it in for frogs?

Merry Christmas everyone!

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Christmas gift ideas pt. 10

This is the final gift idea I can come up with. Also, in doing this list of Christmas gift ideas, I have totally ruined my Amazon recommendations.  Merry Christmas everyone!  I leave you with….. Clam Hat.

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Horrible Vintage Christmas cards pt.5

Don’t shake his hand, Little Girl! Don’t do it! There’s something off about this guy. I saw him on the subway last week. Stay away!

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Christmas gift ideas pt. 9

I have needed this in so many situations. It’s a good size to fit in your bag as well.

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Horrible Vintage Christmas cards pt.4

Does this even have anything to do with Christmas besides the caption?

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Christmas gift ideas pt. 8

Some days, I have trouble fixing my hair, but if I had an awesome unicorn horn to wear, the problem would be solved!

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Horrible Vintage Christmas cards pt.3

These evil pigs would like to wish you a merry Christmas! And maybe eat your children.

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Christmas ideas pt. 7

Because sometimes I need to have Lobster Claw hands.

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