In Denmark, we celebrate Christmas on the 24th, in the evening. Yule Eve, we call it, because we are a people sparkling with creativity, and because it took a really, really long time for our viking ancestors to get on board with the whole Jesus thing. In the beginning, he was worshipped right alongside the old norse gods. So no Christ’s Mass for us. Yule Eve all the way.
The tradition of celebrating the night before goes way back to a time, when the new day began at sunset – which comes rather early in the winter. Today it’s at 3.40 pm. And I believe it gives Santa a nice head start on his yearly RTW trip originating from Greenland (not the North Pole!).
At the very top of my Wish List is an Avro RJ85. And below that, a pilot license. Then a pony.
You need to give people options.