God, it's difficult to speak of our Norwegian traditions and foods without knowing the English counterparts for it. Rice porridge? Little Christmas Eve? Mandel? Marzipan? I hope some of that made sense to you.
LOL! Little Christmas Eve sounds interesting. So does mandel, but I cannot guess what it is without Wikipedia.
Do you eat marzipan on its own or as a topping on a cake? I noticed that there were a lot of marzipan bars on sale in Oslo newsagents, so I suppose you're used to eating it in its own right.