Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Svensk julidyll -
Idyllic Swedish Christmas

Posted by Hello

Why are the children so miserable when it is Christmastime? Why are they not looking at the camera? Why are they having the same ugly slippers and stockings as I had myself when I was at their age? Section of frontcover "Julefrid och julefröjd" (traditional dances around the Christmas Tree) with Egon Kjerrmans orchestra and choir.
LP Telestar TR 11013

Varför samlar man julskivor? - Why would anybody collect Christmas Records?

I have been collecting Christmas Records for many years. It started off as a an event during an annual Christmas party. Everybody was asked to bring along their worst Christmas Records. Most of these were of course left behind. This was the beginning of my collection. Me and my husband Per Wikström are DJ:s every Christmas at "Klubb Sunkit", a club for incredible strange music in Stockholm. I am also working on a book about Christmas Records, hopefully in print at Christmas 2006.
EP: "Eva Luva sjunger Tomten av Victor Rydberg".
EW Ton ETC 96

Songs about "The Smörgåsbord"

On this websajt I will present selections from my collection of Christmas Records. I will write about Christmas Music, show interesting covers and later on I might even present audio-files with music. This cover is one of my favourites. It is an EP from the early sixties with a wellknown Swedish artist (and a personal favourite): Thore Skogman. As you can tell from the cover the lyrics focuses on food. In one of the songs he sings about people that are eating so much that there are shuttletraffic to nearest hospital. Which I would say is not a very unlikely thing to happen during a Swedish Christmas Celebration. Our traditional Christmas food, the "Smörgåsbord", is rather fattening.
(EP "Klappa på", Odeon GEOS 198)