One in five Swedes steal their Christmas tree

According to Aftonbladet, "Gathering Stockholm's finest news from overheard conversations on the street corner", En av fem stjäl sin julgran. ("One in five steals their Christmas tree.") This of course comes from a highly scientific online reader poll. The question is, "How do you get your Christmas tree?" and the response categories are (from top to bottom, with percentages as of 2:31pm PST): "Buy" (35.7%), "Cut with permission" (13.2%), "Cut without permission" (14.3%), "Steal from some other source" (6.1%), "Get from some other source" (4.1%) and "Don't have a tree" (26.7%).

Comments (5)
  1. Dewayne Christensen says:

    Wouldn’t one in five be 20%?

  2. tekai says:

    "Cut without permission" (14.3%), "Steal from some other source" (6.1%)

    add those numbers and you’ll have something like 20%

  3. Jonathan O'Connor says:

    What’s more interesting is the swedish word for tree "gran" as in "julgran" (christmas tree) is very like the Irish word for tree "crann". I wonder if it was the Irish teaching the Vikings or the other way around.

  4. Hal O'Brien says:

    This is why I read <a href=""><i>Dagens Nyheter</i></a> those times I try to struggle through a Swedish newspaper. More boring, but also more news.

  5. Actually the word "gran" means spruce and not tree. Tree in Swedish is "träd".

    Merry Christmas to all of you!

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