Every family has at least one Advent Calendar, usually with bits of chocolate on the inside. There is also a tv calendar and a radio calendar.
The Christmas Calendar (Julkalendern), which dates back to the 1960s, is an annual TV series airing one episode a day in 10 minute increments. Each year it’s a different story.
There is also a radio calendar with a different Christmas story than the television, airing a 10-minute episode each day.
The TV calendar this year is a story set in the early 1900s about a girl and a professor who build a hot air balloon to travel to find the land of Santa Claus.
The radio calendar story this year is about a girl who shakes a snow globe and is taken to a magical land.
We listen to the radio calendar every morning at breakfast, and watch the television calendar every evening.
It’s a good way to practice my Swedish, though many years the stories take place in the 1800s to early 1900s, so I may have picked up a few unused words here and there.