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The Julekalender 

The three elves ("nisser") Hansi, Fritz, and Günter have to save the dying "Gammelnisse", the only way being to rewind his magic music box. This leads to a hunt for the winding key far, far... See full summary »






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Series cast summary:
Carsten Knudsen Carsten Knudsen ...  Gertrud Sand / ... 1 episode, 1991
Viggo Sommer Viggo Sommer ...  Fritz / ... 1 episode, 1991
Uffe Rørbæk Madsen Uffe Rørbæk Madsen ...  Hansi 1 episode, 1991
Poul Bundgaard Poul Bundgaard ...  Gammel Nok 1 episode, 1991
Bent Mejding Bent Mejding ...  Fortæller 1 episode, 1991


The three elves ("nisser") Hansi, Fritz, and Günter have to save the dying "Gammelnisse", the only way being to rewind his magic music box. This leads to a hunt for the winding key far, far away in his old "nissehule". Close by, a wife and her husband live a normal life,oblivious to what is happening around them. Things get interesting when an ominous, strange man shows up at their door step late one night, looking for local elves. Written by HeinrichP

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Danish | English

Release Date:

1 December 1991 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Det er bar' dejli' - The Julekalender See more »

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(24 chapters)


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All the roles in the series are played by the same three persons (except the narrator and Gammel Nok). See more »


Oluf Sand: The teapot has blown up.
Gertrud Sand, The Kartoffel Avler Woman: Should I make some new?
Oluf Sand: Yes, of course you should make some, the teapot has blown up!
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Referenced in The julekalender - afsnit 25 (1991) See more »

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Strange humor - understood by people of Jylland (Jutland)
2 January 2007 | by erling-19See all my reviews

Actually: This is the funniest movie I ever seen. We have been watching it every year since 1991 (sometimes 2 times) - and it just keep getting funnier - remembering the lines.

Even though the movie is completely different: For quotes this is the danish edition of Pulp Fiction - either you don't like it and really don't care - or you know every quote by the hand

It is after all a Christmas Calender.

3 pixies returns to an old cave in Denmark after having been living a lot of years in US. Their task is to find a key of life for one of the old pixies.

They meet 2 Danes there - a farmer growing potatoes and his wife - and later yet another one - an old "Nåsåer" (cannot be translated since it really don't mean anything - closest would be "an sothatstheway") who it really an old enemy of pixies - and who transform himself in strange ways, if he drinks liquor.

The story is thin - like most other calenders. But it's wonderful and very much on the edge.....

I love it

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