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Its that time of year ,ive just been out and got the family tree ,a lovely Norwegian spruce,the wife ,Mrs AS is now busy sorting out the decs , do any of you guys want to post pics of your family decs ,I would love to see how different countries decorate their homes .

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While I can't suply a photo since the tree is still out in the forest somewhere. But my family is very particular about the tree and the decorations. Decorating the tree is an art form. The lights must be evenly placed around the tree, not to close to each other and not far apart. Next come the baubles. They should hang close to the lights to make the light reflect in the baubles. They must also be placed around according to size and colour. Three large baubles can't hang next to each other, neither can three red ones.
The next job is to hang the ..... the .... these: (what are they called in English?)
http://www.matematikksenteret.no/multimedia.ap?id=439
There are also angels, stars etc. Quite a lot of the decorations are hand made. Both my parents were arts and crafts teachers, so when we were kids some December Sundays were spent making decorations.  ajb007/smile Glitter decorations are banned, while the star at the top is mandatory. This picture can give you an idea how it'll look:

http://vestvagoy.kirken.no/images/originale/Diverse/juletre.JPG

Last edited by Number24 (6th Dec 2015 14:25)

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I had a selfie all ready to send, then I read it again " Christmas Decs !"  ajb007/biggrin

We  don't put up decorations untill perhaps a week before  the event. Decorating
the tree is a family thing. We open a tin of sweets and all do a bit. ajb007/smile

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For some reason my shrink will hopefully find, I need to know if there is an English name for the heart-shaped type of decoration seen here. If so, how common is it?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ae/Julehjerter.jpg

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^ I have to say I've not seen those tree decorations in the UK, Number 24, but perhaps other members have.

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I've done some research. The English name is 'Pleated Christmas hearts'. The Norwegian is is "julekorger/Christmas basket" or "or "Julehjerter/Christmas hearts". "Julehjerter" is also used in Denmark. According to Wikipedia the pleated Christmas hearts are common in Denmark and northern Germany, but I would have to add Norway. Traditionally the hearts were hung on the tree and filled with candy or raisins. The first known pleated Christmas heart was made by the famous Danish fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen in 1860.

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Thunderpussy wrote:

I had a selfie all ready to send, then I read it again " Christmas Decs !"  ajb007/biggrin

We  don't put up decorations untill perhaps a week before  the event. Decorating
the tree is a family thing. We open a tin of sweets and all do a bit. ajb007/smile

We don't decorate the tree until the 23d (here the big day is the 24th).

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Over here  some people have decorations  up before December and
a Christmas  tree in every room including the hallway and outside. ajb007/lol
To which I say " Bah Humbug !"

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Non-traditional gingerbread cakes .....

http://gfx.dagbladet.no/labrador/422/422924/42292431/jpg/active/978x.jpg

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There's nothing like a bit of " peace to all men" at Christmas  !  ajb007/biggrin

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What worries me is the fact that the picture was first posted on the Norwegian government's homepage  ajb007/amazed

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Hey, if the Norwegian government  has time to bake cookies. I guess
everthing must be going pretty good over there ?   ajb007/biggrin

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There are governments in worse trouble .......  ajb007/lol

This picture was posted today, the same day NATO asked Norway to contribute more to the war against ISIL. Coinsidence ???
I think not!

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I wonder if David Cameron will get Mary Berry to bake some
patriotic  cakes ?  ajb007/biggrin

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He's British. He will underpay someone from the working classes to do it.

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If Jeremy Corbyn becomes PM, things might change for the Scandinavian. He might bake "broken rifle" gingerbreads himself.

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ajb007/lol  You know his  methods  ajb007/wink

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We have many politicians like him

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On the bright side non are Donald Trump.  ajb007/martini

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I just finished putting up the Lego winter villagehttp://s7.postimg.cc/qfch6qg7b/image.jpg

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True. Do you remember when Reagan war president? Many of us saw him as an extremist and a simpleton. But after Bush jr, Sarah Palin and Trump, he looks like an intelligent and reasonable man  ajb007/biggrin
Reagan was willing to work with the Democrats, he was willing to listen to scientist about the ozon layer, held the christian right at an arms length and cut nuclear weapons together with the Soviets.

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Nicely done HTH.  ajb007/martini

I really hope that Trump is a flash in the pan and when it comes to it, he'll
Be rejected. Because I genuinely feel he's dangerous.  ajb007/crap

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Truely impressive village, HTH! And thanks for trying to get TP and me back on topic. TP - perhaps we should move the politics over to Random Chat?

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Hey, It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid.  ajb007/wink

Is there any Bond in that Christmas scene HTH ?

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Hey, It's Christmas time. There's no need to be afraid.  ajb007/wink

Is there any Bond in that Christmas scene HTH ?

Is that Sir Hillary Bray and Frau Irma Bunt in the sleigh in the bottom left corner?  ajb007/biggrin

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