1 December 2014

Our Christmas special: A Moomin calendar from 1973

Christmas calendar

In 1973, the Swedish television broadcast “Christmas in Moominvalley” as their 24 part Christmas special. It was based on the stories by Tove and Lars Jansson, and it was directed by Pi Lind and Ingegerd Lönnroth.

The series was made by mimes in Moomin suits and the voices were added later. The series was well received and it was accompanied by a calendar with a Moominvalley background and character stickers that you could place on the calendar above.

These haven’t been seen since 1973 but we found the original artwork in the archive and we’re publishing one character every day up until Christmas. Below are the 24 episodes. Enjoy!