My kilted Swedish-Canadian Glogg Christmas Eve

Kilts, glogg and Swedish Christmas Eve.

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Jay, Todd, Angela,
Trish and Allan – bedecked in kilts!

There are many many cultures in
Canada, and they all celebrate Christmas or Winter solstice in many ways
  This year was my first sharing Swedish traditions… even if we mixed it up with Scottish kilts and music.

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Even the Christmas tree was decorated with Swedish flags!

Scandinavian Gløgg

Glögg is the term for mulled wine in the Nordic countries (sometimes misspelled as glog or glug);
(in Swedish and Icelandic: Glögg, Norwegian and Danish: Gløgg, Estonian and Finnish: Glögi).  Glögg recipes vary widely; variations with white wine or sweet wines
such as Madeira, or spirits such as brandy are also popular.

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Here is the preparation glogg – or mulled wine.  There is a ritualistic setting on fire!

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Check out this video! 
I was the appointed lighter of the flame!   What an honour!!!
Next time, we will be creating an “Address to the Glogg!”
The McDonald Swedish Christmas
Eve Tradition.
Create a mulled
wine with fruits and spices and

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The wonderful buffet of food.  So much to choose from!

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In this
Lax (smoked sockeye salmon), Pressgurka
(sweet-sour cucumbers)
, Mini-smoked
, Jansson's
, Pate, Sausage, Skinka
, Rouladen (pickle wrapped in beef slice), Swedish
, Gravlax (salted and brined spring salmon)

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Clan McMordie: Allan on bagpipes, Janet with vocals, Trish on accoustic guitar and vocals.

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Nick on bodrahn (irish hand drum) and Todd with accordion

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Erin on tin whistle, Jay on double bass – when not on fiddle, guitar or vocals

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And there was even a surprise visit from

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