Day 23 – Kurt Olsson’s julkalender – Mössens julafton

Language – Swedish
Translation – The mice’s Christmas Eve

Apologies for being a bit later today, I am not at work and had a lie-in!

In my search to find something musically equivalent to British Christmas standard fare, I discovered this, which seems to be from a Swedish TV show from 1990. It has a saxophone and made me think of Roy Wood. I put the lyrics (see here: in Google Translate, and to be fair the visuals are quite faithful to the actual words of the song. Grandma Mouse does indeed sit rocking in an old potato…

Lasse Brandeby was a Swedish actor / comedian and creator of Kurt Olsson. He made many TV shows during the 80s and 90s, and you can see him briefly at the beginning and end of this video.

For #Abba fans, there is a version of this song by #AgnethaFaltskog! (


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