Stinky Christmas Fish

Posted by Santa Claus on December 6th, 2008

Different people eat different things at Christmas.  It is part of what makes Christmas special for them.  In Norway, Christmas would not be Christmas without a special fish dish called “lutefisk”.  You say it “loo-ta-fisk”.

I have a very special recipe for lutefisk given to me by an elf from Norway.  Make sure you read the whole thing!:

1. Get a lutefisk
2. Put it on a pine board
3. Flatten the fish
4. Put salt, pepper and butter on the fish
5. Bake it for 30 minutes on the board
6. Let it cool
7. Throw out the lutefisk and eat the board!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Most people think lutefisk is way too stinky to eat.  They won’t even try it.  Yes, it is a stinky Christmas fish.  But, if you tried it, it has a certain “charm”.  I tease the elf children that it is made of green eggs and ham.  But none of them will try it. :(

There is also a funny Lutefisk song that the elf taught me.  You sing it to the same tune as “O Christmas Tree”.  Here is some of it:

“Lutefisk, O Lutefisk, how fragrant your aroma,
Lutefisk, O Lutefisk, you put me in a coma.
You smell so strong, you look like glue,
You taste just like an overshoe,
But lutefisk, come Saturday,
I tink I eat you anyvay

Lutefisk, O lutefisk, I put you in the doorvay.
I wanted you to ripen up just like they do in Norvay.
A dog came by and sprinkled you.
I hit him with my overshoe.
O lutefisk, now I suppose
I’ll eat you while I hold my nose.

Lutefisk, O lutefisk, how well I do remember.
On Christmas Eve how we’d receive our big treat of December.
It wasn’t turkey or fried ham.
It wasn’t even pickled Spam.
My mother knew there was no risk
In serving buttered lutefisk.”

Ho! Ho! Ho! Isn’t that a silly song?

Merry Christmas!

Santa Claus

P.S. What do you like to eat at Christmas?  (You can leave a message for me.  Or, scroll down to see what others have written!)


 
 

58 Responses to “Stinky Christmas Fish”

  1. 58
    My friend Hayley said:

    I eat COOKIES.Number 7 is a joke right?

  2. 57
    My friend BAILEY said:

    i like 2 eat christmas cookies

  3. 56
    My friend Kaitlin said:

    Okay, I KNOW number 7 is a joke.

  4. 55
    My friend Ciara said:

    I eat lutfisk every year. :)

  5. 54
    My friend Heather said:

    My mom likes to make Christmas Cake but I don’t like the taste of it. I do like eating perogies and turkey and things like that, though.

  6. 53
    My friend jordan said:

    i eat like ham and stuff my hole family is there well i have to go to my dads moms house first but i said the hole family is there well if my dad goes to tenneses he said he will never come back to alabama so it wont be a merry christmas if he does but then when i am doen at my dads moms i go to my other grandmothers so i get lots of prestents and i get stuffed (haha)but i love christmas becouse i get to see my hole family i love that (and i get lots of presents haha) well merry christmas

  7. 52
    My friend pjnnn said:

    It is a silly song I am not having eggs or Lutefish I hate FISH so much it is just so gross

  8. 51
    My friend rachel said:

    yo santa merry christmas i love you xoxo

  9. 50
    My friend Alora said:

    I don’t like fish

  10. 49
    My friend Kurt said:

    I would try some lutefisk! Becouse I love eating different food.

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  12. 48
    My friend weirdo said:

    I pefer chocolate!!!!!!!!!!!
    mwahmwahaha !!!!!! :p

  13. 47
    My friend Harman said:

    Santa is cool :) :):):)

  14. 46
    My friend Nora said:

    Our famliy has ham. :)

  15. 45
    My friend logan said:

    COKKIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. 44
    My friend sara said:

    how old are you ? 59 49?

    your love,
    sara

  17. 43
    My friend Lauren said:

    We eat turkey, and stuffing, and pies!

  18. 42
    My friend ARIELA said:

    YOUR THE NICE SANTA….. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOX OXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXOXOOXO XOOXOXOXOXOXO XOXOXOXOXOXOXOX

  19. 41
    My friend andrea said:

    hi i love you

  20. 40
    My friend Jasmine said:

    dear santa i want to know how to go your blog

  21. 39
    My friend kate said:

    Santa you do a good job at delivering presents and your elfs do a good job at making presents!

  22. 38
    My friend hunter said:

    i still love you and the elfs i like christmas too

  23. 37
    My friend Cory said:

    My fav thing to eat at chirstmas is cookies more cookies and cake and maybe some ham too

  24. 36
    My friend Anna said:

    I LOVE XMAS! All the toys (P.S I really want an iphone– know what that is?) It’s the music I REALLY like though– not the carols but the songs! (E.G Walk the Sleigh By Robbie Williams, know him? V.Famouse)
    TTFN!
    Anna
    XXXX

  25. 35
    My friend gilly said:

    i love christmas it fun and forgave and start over again

  26. 34
    My friend aimee said:

    hey santa is soooooo cool im 14 and i still believe in him o yyyaaaa cuz im cool :) well i hop i get wat i want this yr merry christmas to alll <3

  27. 33
    My friend Mackenzie said:

    dEAR Santa + Mrs. Cluas

    I LIKE UR SAFTY TIPS I WOULD SAY THE SAME THING AND MOST OF ALL U SHOULDN`T PUT UR NAME EMAIL AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS

    love always MACKENZIE

  28. 32
    My friend KEYANNA said:

    I HATE FISH IT TASTES GROSS IM IN GRADE 4 AND IM AM 9 YEARS OLD I HAVE 100000000 … 000000000 PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY IF YOU ARE READIND THIS I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

  29. 31
    My friend Braydon said:

    We eat A BIG Turkey dinner with potatoes and vegetables. Afterwards we have pie and ice cream for dessert.

  30. 30
    My friend Jordan said:

    I nice Christmas feast with fruitcake because I’ve never had it either!

  31. 29
    My friend Chey said:

    Fruitcake!I’ve never had it and want to try it.

  32. 28
    My friend Shannon said:

    gross!i like cinnamon rolls and my fave x-mas song is ‘the 12 days of christmas and rudolph the red nose reindeer’. ;) :)

  33. 27
    My friend dawnmarie said:

    warm brownies and milk yum yum yum!

  34. 26
    My friend Ben's Mom said:

    We love potato candy! Merry Christmas and God Bless, Santa.

  35. 25
    My friend sarah said:

    I love mice pies and milk

    i love chistmas xxx

    love santa

    xxxxxx

  36. 24
    My friend Christopher said:

    nmhufdh … hugtlfyfkdj

  37. 23
    My friend Andrew said:

    That is weird.”fish”.

  38. 22
    My friend mary kate said:

    hahaha this is funny. you elves are crazy. how are you all doing? well, i’d hope. this website is very amazing. i am almost 15 and i still believe in santa. i’ll never stop believing. that goes to all of you little tots out there! santa is always watching, so be good ;)

  39. 21
    My friend Olivia said:

    U are so cool Santa!Bye!

  40. 20
    My friend Bryce said:

    ok your just making me hungry jkjk

  41. 19
    My friend Riley said:

    I LOVE CHRISTMAS!! it is soo great and i love santa.

  42. 18
    My friend Ashley said:

    I LOVE CHRISTMAS EVE !!!!!!!!!!!!
    xoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  43. 17
    My friend Levi said:

    Cool! I eat ham.

  44. 16
    My friend what ... said:

    dat doesnt sound very good!

  45. 15
    My friend jacob said:

    have a nice flight to our house on christmas eve night!!!

  46. 14
    My friend Shannon said:

    gross!!!;) i eat cinnamon buns for breakfast and turkey for dinner

  47. 13
    My friend HEIDI said:

    IT DOES SOUND GOOD

  48. 12
    My friend HILARYS said:

    I AM GOING TO LEAVE THAT OUT FOR SANTACLAUS.

  49. 11
    My friend Emily said:

    I like to eat Danish Sandwiches at Christmas time.

  50. 10
    My friend madison said:

    I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. 9
    My friend brianna said:

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  52. 8
    My friend Juliana said:

    It sounds delicious.

    OH! Santa Today I will make my card of what I will like for Christmas (Mty.)!!

    Love ‘n Peace

    Juliana

  53. 7
    My friend Jess said:

    Mince pies! :)

  54. 6
    My friend stiofan said:

    i love cake and milk +coookies my fave movie is the polar express

  55. 5
    My friend naishali said:

    do you ha ve a wii fit

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    Merry Christmas!

    The Elves

    P.S. What’s the magic word? :)

  56. 4
    My friend Alissa said:

    I love salmon !!!!!!!!!!!!
    lots like jelly tots !

  57. 3
    My friend Alissa said:

    Santa Claus is the Best person in the world !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I love him lots like jelly tots !

  58. 2
    My friend savannah said:

    I like to eat christmas pudding at Christmas time.

  59. 1
    My friend brock said:

    that seems really really good i am going to tell my mom to make it


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