torsdag 25 december 2014
A Christmas treat for my international readers
Swedish Christmas traditions is closly tied together with television these days. At three o' clock the entire nation gathers in front of the TV to watch Donald Duck. Whether you watch it with focus or use as a time to get a power nap or get things done in the kitchen while the guests are entertained, it is something which Christmas eve is centered around.
Later in the eventing, there is another cartoon on. While it does not have the status of Donald Duck, many people (including my family) consider it a highlight of Christmas. It's "Sagan om Karl-Bertil Jonssons Julafton" or "Christopher's Christmas mission". A lovely little tale of a ginger teenage boy who thinks there is more to Christmas than consumption, sparkle and stress. Not only is this swedish gem hand drawn, it is beautifully narrated by Tage Danielsson, a comedian and writer known for adressing issues of humanity and society with a great sense of humour and a great heart.
There is an english dubb, but I couldn't find it so instead you will enjoy the original voice with subtitles. And with that, I bid you merry Christmas.