The Olsson family move into a castle that turns out to be haunted. The kids, with their dim parents oblivious to all the strange things that are happening, are caught in the middle of a big mystery in the centuries old castle.
8-year-old Selma Traskvist and her family are in danger of being evicted from their home, when Selma meets scientist Efraim von Trippelhatt who is working to build an airship and prove Santa's existence.
An 8 y.o. Swedish boy always gets into trouble despite good intentions and afterwards ends locked up in a shed. He lives on a farm (before electricity and cars) with his mom, dad, sister, maid, best friend the farmhand and an old woman.
Born on a stormy night Ronja begins her life as the heir to the leader of a gang of thieves deep in the Swedish woods. There is a lot of things to beware of in the forest not least other gangs. But as it turns out they are not all bad.
Growing up in Sweden, I had the pleasure of watching this show on TV. Each year on December 1st, there is a "Christmas Calendar" on TV, a half-hour show with some variation on traditional pagan Christmas themes, or a more faith-based Christmas theme. This one is about Swedish trolls and the "tomtar" (also known as gnomes) that are believed to "belong" to each house that are there to protect the inhabitants from the evil trolls. Over the years, it was definitely one of my favorites, and I remember as each year the holiday season would approach, I would secretly wish for a repeat of this one. I wish I could find it on DVD to show my own children some day. It's absolutely fabulous and very imaginative.
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