In Norway, three times more people plan on going to Christmas parties in 2021 than 2020

Christmas dinnerPhoto: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

14% of Norwegians surveyed believe Christmas will still be different this year due to the pandemic, while half plan on attending a Christmas party, Opinion’s Covid-19 monitor shows.

It’s looking to be a merrier Christmas

Oh, Christmas. A time for joy, giving and… Drinking with your colleagues. Julebord (directly translated to “Christmas table”) is the Norwegian term for a work Christmas party, a tradition which many honor.

After being severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic last year, numbers suggest that annual work Christmas parties are back on the agenda.

33% said they would not attend Christmas parties this year, while 18% of those surveyed said they don’t know.

The remainder confirmed that they were planning on attending Christmas parties.

“Half of Norway is going to a Christmas party this year, and so far, it does not seem that rising infection rates will change that,” said Opinion senior adviser Nora Clausen.

At the same time last year, only 16% thought there would be a Christmas party. 62% of answers pointed to no Christmas party attendance, and the rest answered that they did not know.

Read also: Your guide to juleøl, Norwegian Christmas beer

Back to “normal”?

Only 14% of those surveyed in 2021 think Christmas will be different due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 77% believe Christmas will be normal, and the rest said they do not know.

In 2020, people were less positive about a “normal” Christmas.

In October of 2020, 45% believed Christmas would be different due to the pandemic, while a similar amount disagreed.

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