Being a quarter Swedish myself and the kids somewhere around 3/16 (Mike has some Swedish in him too) we like to celebrate Santa Lucia day.
But it manages to sneak up on us every year. I would love to get the girls crowns and dresses but maybe next year.... (we'll see, I said that last year too!) Regardless, we at least had the buns (and yes- I managed to kill the yeast by reading Celsius instead of Farenheit- so they were more like bagels, but the kids didn't seem to mind!! A few candles and breakfast is magical!)