Julebord (Norwegian; Swedish julbord; Danish julefrokost) is a Scandinavian feast or banquet during the Christmas season where traditional Christmas food and alcoholic beverages are served often in the form of a buffet. Originally, the julebord belonged to Christmas itself, i.e. the period from Christmas Day and onwards. Today julebord is often organized by employers or organizations for the employees or members. 
Many julebords are characterized by large amounts of food and drink, both traditional and new, hot and cold dishes. There is often lively partying and the party can be an important social meeting place for colleagues. Julebords are a popular tradition that creates high season for the restaurant industry, the taxi industry and ferry companies during this season. 
Traditional Julebord cuisine
Traditional Christmas food is usually served at Julebord events. These include: Rice pudding (risengrynsgraut), pork rib (ribbe), lamb or mutton (pinnekjøtt), spicy sausage (medisterpølse) and lutefisk. The meal is usually served along with sour cabbage (surkål), brussels sprout and lingonberry jam. It is customary to drink mulled wine (glögg), Christmas beer (juleøl) or akevitt as an aperitif. 
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