Monday, December 01, 2008
First day of December also means a special Advent series in Children's TV. For a good many years Norway only had one TV-channel. Six o'clock is children time. I always used to watch TV together with my daughter. Honestly I watched the Christmas series long before she was born.
I have two favorites; Christmas in Shoemaker Street and Christmas in Blue Mountain. Both are straightforward about Jesus being the reason for the Season. Lots of good songs and a variety of nice people and nisses. In Norway there are no Santa Claus, but the Youle nisse. He's as old as the trolls and goes a thousand years back. The nisse most often lives in the barns on farms, but in Bluemountain the Bluenisses live. They are a rather new invetion, but have captured the minds of young and old.
I am so looking forwards to meeting them again this afternoon.