17 October 2013

Nice try, jul

You are probably not going to believe this, but the supermarkets have already rolled out the first jule paraphernalia. You know: Christmas. As early as September, we had our first Santa spotting in Copenhagen, and now you can buy peppernuts and other jule-related baked goods everywhere. Even my friend the internet, is suggesting that it is never too early to start buying Christmas presents. Well, yes: now is too early. Seriously.

As a sanction I will not mention jul again, until the 1st of December. And maybe not even then. That’ll teach it.

Nisse

This is clearly a benign elf, or as we call him: nisse. Caught out of context, and not out to sell you anything or make you feel bad. He can stay.

 

12 comments:

  1. Great picture. As for supermarkets, I'm going to avoid shopping whenever possible for the next month or so.

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    1. Skipping supermarkets is not going to cut it. Soon they will hit us from all angles. :D

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  2. Loving the picture! and yeah no xmas untill that phony helloween thing is done with at least!

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  3. Before you know it, they will introduce Thanksgiving here. Just wait for it. Waiiiit, waiiiiit..

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  4. Just after they successfully integrate Hallowe'en over there..... :P

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    1. They are gaining support every year. Spotted lit up, carved pumpkins down my block last night (and I didn't have my camera with me, dammit!). Halloween is not so bad. Valentines you can have back, haha. :D

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  5. Kristihimmelfarts Dag would be a hoot over here ;)

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  6. Yes, same here, everywhere I guess. It makes me miss the US more, where they have no other choice than to wait that Halloween and Thanksgiving are out, to give full attention to "the holidays"- as Christmas is not a politically correct thing to say. As for that one, we call them nains de jardins in French (garden Dwarves), and they are both despised or adored, depending on who you talk to.

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    1. It's true, he is a "havenisse" (garden elf), and that would explain why he doesn't give me hives, like all the rest. Hahaha. In a way it is pretty clever to squeeze in two other events before the holidays in the US, as you say, the can only focus on one at the time.

      Three full months of this crap is more than anyone should be forced to bear. I will do my part and pretend it is not happening at all. :D

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    2. don't worry about it. at least you have that wonderful warm wine drink to keep your mind away from the cheesiness :) i almost bought a book yesterday, thinking it would be a nice Xmas present for my best friend. then i realized what i was doing and went away from the book store as fast as i could.
      I think elf is a cuter name than dwarf. hehehe...

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  7. Do the Danes go crazy like us Brits and buy way more than you can afford or are you more sensible than we are? :)

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    1. I stopped participating in the gift game a long time ago. Can't speak for the other Danes, though. : )

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