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The Julekalender 

3 Danish elves/nisser in Alaska fly to Jutland to get a key at an old nisse cave near a potato farm. Landing, the biplane propeller breaks and a new is needed. They speak half Danish half English. A stranger comes.






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Series cast summary:
Carsten Knudsen Carsten Knudsen ...  Gertrud Sand / ... 1 episode, 1991
Viggo Sommer Viggo Sommer ...  Fritz / ... 1 episode, 1991
Uffe Rørbæk Madsen Uffe Rørbæk Madsen ...  Hansi 1 episode, 1991
Poul Bundgaard Poul Bundgaard ...  Gammel Nok 1 episode, 1991
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ...  Fortæller 1 episode, 1991


The three elves ("nisser") Hansi, Fritz, and Günter have to save the dying "Gammelnisse", the only way being to rewind his magic music box. This leads to a hunt for the winding key far, far away in his old "nissehule". Close by, a wife and her husband live a normal life,oblivious to what is happening around them. Things get interesting when an ominous, strange man shows up at their door step late one night, looking for local elves. Written by HeinrichP

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Comedy | Music






Danish | English

Release Date:

1 December 1991 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Det er bar' dejli' - The Julekalender See more »

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(24 chapters)


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All the roles in the series are played by the same three persons (except the narrator and Gammel Nok). See more »


Oluf Sand: The teapot has blown up.
Gertrud Sand, The Kartoffel Avler Woman: Should I make some new?
Oluf Sand: Yes, of course you should make some, the teapot has blown up!
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Remade as The Julekalender (1994) See more »

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the best danish Christmas TV series made
19 December 2012 | by hr-boege-546-170392See all my reviews

year after year danish TV makes Christmas series. many of them is quiet bad, but this is old one is a real gem. it is made by a danish band called de nattergale, which specializes in humoristic music. the story and the set are very simple, and very few actors are used (basically just the band), which actually works pretty well. the episodes are kept really short, which makes you focus on the main plot and the humor, and makes you longing for more, after watching an episode. the humor is pretty good, and it talks to both adults and children, despite it is rated as an adult series. the acting isn't that good, but i don't think you can expect too much from people, who aren't actors. so all in all i can recommend it, but only for Danes or other Scandinavians, sadly. many of the jokes can only be understood people talking danish, so as a foreigner you would quickly feeling bored. but if you would like to watch a danish Christmas series (julekalender), this would be the only i can recommend, because most of the others are really strange and really really bad made.

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