Danish Christmas Carols and Songs. Collection of carols and Christmas songs sung at Christmas in Denmark. The Danish Christmas Feasts find a lot of similarities to Polish Christmas traditions, but there are many other customs peculiar to that of Denmark. The Danes, for example, can not imagine Christmas without “glogg” – a strong variety of mulled wine (also known in Sweden and Norway), Christmas Eve dinner without meat and elves “nisse”.
Santa Lucia is the patron saint of the Catholic Church of Light (lat. “Lux” – light) Danes, like the Swedes spend the night of 12 and 13 December, during which processions are held by little girls with lanterns and traditional songs.
Traditional Danish Christmas carol – En stjerne skinner i nat
On Christmas Eve, many Danes takes part in the Christmas Mass, not because they are believers, but to listen to the organ music and traditional Danish Christmas carols. Dinner is served early. Most people eat on Christmas Eve roast duck, but it is often also roast goose or pork with a crispy crust. During the holidays, Danes singing their chsritmas songs. Everyone is familiar carols by heart because, they like poetry, and other traditional tunes. They learn them in schools.
Playlist of Danish Christmas Carols and Songs
Christmas Wishes in Danish
– Jul og Godt Glædelig Nytår! – Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
– Glædelig Jul! / God Jul!
Below is a list of the most popular Christmas songs in Danish. Danish Christmas carol is “julesalme“. They are grouped in alphabetical titles.
Det kimer nu til julefest
Dejlig er jorden
Dejlig er den himmel blå
Bedste blev kørt over af et rensdyr
Glade jul, dejlige jul
Et barn er født i Bethlehem
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