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Holiday Gifts: Modern Swedish Christmas

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Holiday Gifts: Modern Swedish Christmas

December 15, 2008

For Scandinavians, Christmas involves Santa Lucia candles, herds of Dala horses, and straw Julbock goats. Here are some ideas for recreating—and perfecting—a modern Swedish holiday.

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Above: White Dala Horse (7 inches tall); $45 at the American Swedish Institute.

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Above: Set of Six Straw Star Ornaments; $9.95 from Poland by Mail.

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Above L: Klippan Swedish Horse Cotton Blanket; on sale for $139.99 (down from $174.99) at Fjorn. Above R: Klippan Moose Cotton Blanket; on sale for $139.99 (down from $174.99) at Fjorn.

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Above: Hand-carved, unpainted Dala Horse Ornament; $12 at Posh in Chicago.

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