I just came back home from a Christmas vacation on Norway.
Apparently, Christmas is very big there, as Norway is a Christian country even though they are also one of the most atheist countries in the world. Basically, they are culturally Christian.
I had a walk around the supermarket there and I noticed how most of the products had their Christmas version.
For example, all the Norwegian beer brands had their own Christmas blend that is different every year. Supermarkets also offer different kinds of Christmas ham, as Norwegians eat a lot of bread (for both breakfast and lunch).
So did the milk and juices.
They even had different brands of “Jule Brus” or “Christmas drinks”.
I, coming from a non-Christian country, was so excited to see the celebration of Christmas taken so far. I would assume that Christmas was celebrated within households, but I probably forgot what our society has evolved into so far and how consumerism is such a huge and important part of it.
Casting the marketing strategies aside, I really enjoyed the lively Christmas spirit.