Norway's ten weirdest Christmas traditions

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Norway's ten weirdest Christmas traditions
Some 'Julbukking' costumes seem contrived to leave children traumatised - Source: Lindesnes Byggdemuseum

Look at any British newspaper over the past few weeks and you'll see that having a Norwegian Christmas is this year's craze. But it's not all gingerbread, gløgg and tasteful decor. Here are some of the country's weirder traditions.


From dressing up as a goat-like devil when you go out  'julbukking', to leaving porridge for your ill-tempered house spirit, Norway has certainly kept more pagan Jul traditions that the US or US. 

Here is a list of some of the weirder ones 



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