Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Merry Disney Christmas, From Sweden

   Merry Christmas all! In trying to find something easy/fun/special to post on my favorite day of the year I stumbled upon something totally random.
   Did you know that in Sweden it is a Christmas eve tradition to watch the 1958 Disney television special From All Of Us To All Of You? At 3PM on December 24th the vast majority of the country enjoys this classic clip show, comprised of both Christmas and non Christmas cartoon shorts.  The funny thing is...the Swedes have adopted Donald Duck as their perennial favorite, and the special is known as Kalle Anka oct hans banner onskar God Jul, or "Donald Duck and his friends wish you a Merry Christmas."
   Apparently Donald is just as big as Mickey in Sweden...which is pretty awesome.  Here are two versions of the show...one is the Swedish version...and another slightly different original version.
Makes sure to visit this extensive article about the history, which is detailed and fascinating.



  
   Merry Christmas everyone! I hope this is the best year ever for everyone, and that your obsessions with Disney continues to grow and inspire you!
   

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