Archive for the ‘nisse’ Tag

Dec 18

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Are there any Nisser at “Frederiksborg slot” this Christmas?

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Yes.

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Nicely placed in the fountain, which for the moment are covered with branches from pine trees instead of water. He has a lamp in his hand, – ready to guide you in the dark. A very friendly Nisse, – but of course, he is living at a castle. Nothing to complain about.

This “Neptun fountain” is by the way a copy, because the original fountain was stolen by Swedish troops in 1659…quite remarkable it is, stealing a fountain of this size. Perhaps this Nisse in reality is more likely a guard nisse…

Dec 16

risengrød danish rice pudding

Risengrød – Ricepudding. Food for Nisser.

One of the songs we can sing when dancing around the Christmas tree, is telling about a Nisse who sits at the loft, with his ricepudding. The (nice) rats want to eat it too, so he has to defend his bowl of food with his big spoon. This song is clearly not as holy as one would expect at such an evening, I agree, but all children love to sing it, and happy children are a good way to keep the Christmas spirit awake.
Usually the song is chosen as one of the last to sing, when the level of seriousity has been practiced long enough.

Google translate and me, made this translation to give you an idea about the text:

På loftet sidder nissen med sin julegrød

On the loft sits Nisse with his Christmas porridge,
his Christmas porridge so good and sweet,
He nods, and he eats, and he is so happy
for Christmas porridge is his favorite food.
But all around him are all the little rats,
they watch and they watch:
“We want some Christmas goodies,”
and they dance, dance around the ring.

But nisse father he threatens with his big spoon
“Now get away
I want (to eat) my Christmas porridge in silence,
and I wont share it with anyone. ”
But the rats jump, and dance,
and (dance)
they look at the porridge, and then stops
and stand close to the nisse in a circle.

But nisse father he’s an angry stopper
and with his body he makes a jump:
“I’ll get the cat, if you don´t stop,
when the cat comes, this will ‘stop. ”
Then all the rats become so scared
oh so scared, oh so scared,
they turn around and dance a few times,
and one, two, three, they are gone!

 

december 21

nisse resting 2 b

December 17

risengrød danish rice pudding

Risengrød – ricepudding, porridge made out of rice, sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar, with a knob of butter in the middle. This is food for nisser, and almost every child, and a lot of grown ups. According to the Christmas tradition of nisser, it is important to place a bowl with risengrød on the loft, where the nisser lives. We still do that, just in case. Everyone knows how much confusion an angry nisse can create.

 

Recipe in english here

December 15

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December 12

nisser med lys

December 8

nisse with oranges 480X479

December 3

nisse with blue hat kopi

The hidden box with all the Christmas decorations and nisser have been found, it will be interesting to see what fun all the small nisser /elves have in mind.

December 22

nisse with oranges 480X479