Young Karl-Bertil dreams of becoming a modern-day Robin Hood. He spends the Christmas holiday working at the Post Office and makes sure that some of the Christmas gifts to the wealthy people are distributed to the less fortunate of the society.Written by
The story probably takes place in the 1940s but there are numerous, likely purposely, historical errors. For example the first Swedish TV broadcast didn't occur until 1954, and the movie they watch is referred to as "old" even though it's from 1944. See more »
A delightful animated comedy about the Christmas spirit
In English: 'The Christmas Eve of Karl-Bertil Jonsson'. This little story, by comedy writer Tage Danielsson and artist Per Ahlin, is a jewel.
With equal portions of affection and humor, the story of the young boy Karl-Bertil, and how he spends Christmas, is told. He takes the Christmas spirit far, when working at the post office and deciding to re-address Christmas gifts, so that they end up with poor people. His father finds it out, but what happens next is not what daddy had surmised.
The style of animation is original and charming, with a well-found sort of antique air to it, and the story unfolds very pleasantly - still not ignorant of the injustices in the society portrayed. A social message is presented, but in a very sweet and enjoyable way.
Tage Danielsson had a very personal way of combining pathos with comic ease, and this is one of the best examples of it.
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