The Magic of the Danish Christmas Calendar

Bidragets oversatte titel: Den danske julekalenders magi

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In many ways, Julefeber and Juleønsket are typical of prevailing tendencies for the main bulk of productions during the first decades of the 21st Century. It started with the first and, until now, only calendar with a Christian perspective, Jesus og Josefine (TV 2 2003), which launched the illusion of parallel worlds, switching from a contemporary Danish context to Bethlehem nearly 2000 years before. The typical elements of the fantasy genre – besides parallel worlds the quest structure, so easy to fit into the Christmas calendar genre – continued with other titles. Among the most innovative are Jul i Valhal (Yule in Valhalla, TV 2 2005), Mikkel og guldkortet (Mikkel and the Golden Card, TV 2 2008), Tidsrejsen (The Time Travel, DR 2014) and Den anden verden (The other World, DR 2016) (Agger 2020, Kallehauge & Overgaard 2018).
Bidragets oversatte titelDen danske julekalenders magi
TidsskriftCritical Studies in Television
Antal sider6
StatusUdgivet - 18 dec. 2020


  • Christmas calendar, Nordic/Danish traditions