Issue #323

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From sustainable decorations to tech-driven gifts, trends reflect cultural shifts - Swedish Christmas trends / A thousand years of Julbord / Hosting a glögg party is always fun, and our recipes make it easy — glögg, smörgås with blue cheese, roasted pear compote, hazelnuts / On the sweeter side, Christmas brownie, “pepparkaksbollar” Gingerbread cheesecake and regular ginger snaps.

The Nordic Spirit Symposium in California highlights recent archaeology of Viking-age Scandinavia. This is where you want to be in February to find out more about the Viking Age. More foreign students in Sweden / Högskoleprovet / New advice for children’s screen time / Young people want to work in-person / More expensive 2024 / Less interest in “black week” among Swedes.