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A Norwegian Christmas - God Jul


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Guro Litlere, Kimball's foreign exchange student, feeds her family's lambs while she was a baby. This photo was her family's Christmas card that year.

Not many of us can recall our first Christmas, much less recount it for family and friends. Guro Litlere will soon celebrate her first Christmas in the United States and will undoubtedly recount it for her friend and family at home.

Litlere, Kimball's foreign exchange student, comes from a small Norwegian village, Voss. There Litlere lives with her father, Tor Arne, an engineer, her mother, Gunvor, an outdoor Kindergarten teacher, and her two younger sisters, Anja, 14 and Oda Marlén, who is 9 years old.

As with many aspects of daily living, Christmas traditions differ vastly between the t...

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