Stinky Christmas Fish

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 thoughts on “Stinky Christmas Fish”

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. COKKIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

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

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

  11. 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 😉

  12. It sounds delicious.

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

    Love ‘n Peace

    Juliana

  13. do you ha ve a wii fit

    ==============
    Reply from the Elves:

    The best way to make sure your wishes get into Santa’s book is to email Santa. They go straight in that way! If you put them on this blog then someone might forget to add them :(

    Merry Christmas!

    The Elves

    P.S. What’s the magic word? :)

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

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