Christmas Tradition in Sweden

Primary purpose of this lecture is to present on Christmas Tradition in Sweden. The main celebration and the exchange of gifts takes place on Christmas Eve, December 24. Christmas trees are usually put up in the home  days before. Decorations consist of apples, candles and little red capped gnomes. After Christmas Eve dinner, someone dresses up as Tomte or Christmas gnome. The tomte, unlike Santa Claus is supposed to live under the floorboards of the house or barn and ride a straw goat. He distributes gifts.