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The Cozy Icelandic Christmas Tradition You’ll Want to Steal

The Cozy Icelandic Christmas Tradition You’ll Want to Steal

HowStuffWorks learns about the Icelandic tradition of jólabókaflóð or the Christmas Book Flood. Iceland is the most book-loving country in the world.

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