For us Swedes living abroad, the Christmas food is probably what we miss the most. IKEA, the Swedish furniture company, organize “julbord” at their stores, which is very popular with us ex-patriates. I just finished my yearly pilgrimage to Frisco, TX to have herring, salmon, meatballs and other traditional dishes.
I think most people don’t realize all the little special things they will miss when living in another country.
I like living in the US, but still miss Swedish food.