Watching Swedish television on Christmas?

If you will only see one Swedish TV program during your life it would have to be Karl-Bertil Jonsson’s Christmas Eve. It’s the program that shaped millions of Swedish people into a little bit better persons, more generous, friendly and gave them a little bit of an humanitarian heart.

It’s the story of how a smart boy sees a way to take what the rich don’t need and give to the poor. All in such a natural way that it makes everybody happy in the end. Christmas evening at 19:00 to 19:25 on SVT1

Here is just one line from the wonderful film:
“Robin Hood was Karl-Bertil Jonsson’s idol, for this was in the days when a
fourteen-year-old idol worship did not necessarily have to be of a sexual nature.”
Don’t think there are any subtitles available so grab a Swedish friend to do the translation for you. The program might also be available on after screening tonight.

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SVT1 19:00 to 19:25 today, 24 December 2012
Karl-Bertil Jonsson’s Christmas Eve

Swedish animated film from 1974. A Christmas Carol by Per Åhlin and Tage Danielsson. Karl-Bertil Jonsson, who is 13 years old, a bit idealistic and a Robin Hood fan. Karl-Bertil moonlights at the postoffice on Christmas holidays and the story tells how he applies some common sense Robin Hood ways during Christmas. Narrator: Tage Danielsson.


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