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. brock

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

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  3. savannah

    I like to eat christmas pudding at Christmas time.

  4. Alissa

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

  5. Alissa

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

  6. naishali

    do you ha ve a wii fit

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    Merry Christmas!

    The Elves

    P.S. What’s the magic word? :)

  7. stiofan

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

  8. Jess

    Mince pies! :)

  9. Juliana

    It sounds delicious.

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

    Love ‘n Peace

    Juliana

  10. brianna

    xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox oxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxox

  11. madison

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

  12. Emily

    I like to eat Danish Sandwiches at Christmas time.

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  14. HILARYS

    I AM GOING TO LEAVE THAT OUT FOR SANTACLAUS.

  15. HEIDI

    IT DOES SOUND GOOD

  16. Shannon

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

  17. jacob

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

  18. what ...

    dat doesnt sound very good!

  19. Levi

    Cool! I eat ham.

  20. Ashley

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

  21. Riley

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

  22. Bryce

    ok your just making me hungry jkjk

  23. Olivia

    U are so cool Santa!Bye!

  24. mary kate

    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 ;)

  25. Andrew

    That is weird.”fish”.

  26. Christopher

    nmhufdh … hugtlfyfkdj

  27. sarah

    I love mice pies and milk

    i love chistmas xxx

    love santa

    xxxxxx

  28. Ben's Mom

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

  29. dawnmarie

    warm brownies and milk yum yum yum!

  30. Shannon

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

  31. Chey

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

  32. Jordan

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

  33. Braydon

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

  34. KEYANNA

    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.

  35. Mackenzie

    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

  36. aimee

    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

  37. gilly

    i love christmas it fun and forgave and start over again

  38. Anna

    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

  39. Cory

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

  40. hunter

    i still love you and the elfs i like christmas too

  41. kate

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

  42. Jasmine

    dear santa i want to know how to go your blog

  43. andrea

    hi i love you

  44. ARIELA

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

  45. Lauren

    We eat turkey, and stuffing, and pies!

  46. sara

    how old are you ? 59 49?

    your love,
    sara

  47. logan

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

  48. Nora

    Our famliy has ham. :)

  49. Harman

    Santa is cool :) :):):)

  50. weirdo

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

  51. Kurt

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

  52. Alora

    I don’t like fish

  53. rachel

    yo santa merry christmas i love you xoxo

  54. pjnnn

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

  55. jordan

    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

  56. Heather

    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.

  57. Ciara

    I eat lutfisk every year. :)

  58. Kaitlin

    Okay, I KNOW number 7 is a joke.

  59. BAILEY

    i like 2 eat christmas cookies

  60. Hayley

    I eat COOKIES.Number 7 is a joke right?

 

 
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