Hi guys, sorry for forgetting to post anything.
I just had my exam today, so I had to really focus these last days!
Here have some Norwegian christmas songs, the first one is really cosy and I really appreciate that this guy is a part of it and my childhood.
Alf Prøysen (23 July 1914 – 23 November 1970) was a Norwegian author, poet, playwright, songwriter and musician. Prøysen was one of the most important Norwegian cultural personalities in the second half of the twentieth century. He made significant contributions to literature, music, television and radio. He is most noted for his series of books featuring the fictional character Mrs. Pepperpot (Norwegian: Teskjekjerringa, Swedish: Teskedsgumman) which established him as a children’s author.
The third song is the main theme for one of my childhood series that were on our national television NRK. It is called Jul i Blåfjell (Eng.: Christmas in the blue mountain (directly translated) or just Christmas in Blåfjell). It’s a Norwegian advent calendar series produced by NRK Children’s and Youth Department, and sent on the television around 1999 (if I remembered right).
Now to the hard part, explaining what the series is about. Uh… In Norwegian folktales or stories we have something called “nisser”. On english it translates it to Goblins, but I don’t really relate them to that because well I think Goblins looks green and evil, and Norwegian “nisser” doesn’t. Anyways, this is a blue “nisse” and there is also something called as a red “nisse” aswell. But, it’s about the blue ones and they looked like this!
The main character loves to go out from Blåfjell and on adventure, she loves humans and try interacting with them but not getting busted. She loves borrowing stuff and also have snow fights with her friends.
Sadly I am not very good at explaining things and I am also very tired from the exam today. I am going to take the night now, so enjoy the music!
Today I rewatched my favourite anime called Paprika. The movie came out in 2006 and the cool thing is that Paprika is the inspiration of the movie Inception (which got out in 2010). You can find resemblences like these:
When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patients’ dreams is stolen, all Hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist, Paprika, can stop it.
I totally recommend both films, but Paprika is definetly the best one. It’s freaky, creepy and weird, and the animation is amazing to look at.
Did you guys know that Spotify has made something called “Your 2017 Wrapped”? It’s pretty awesome! They made 2 albums just for you! In one of the albums they collected your most listened or top songs that you’ve been listening to during this year. While, the other album is for songs you wish you discovered. ^^
They also made some fun statistics that are pretty cool, you can find your’s here: https://2017wrapped.com/
And, if you were wondering… Here are my results this year!
On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
2. How the Grinch stole Christmas
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.
3. Nightmare before Christmas
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.
3. Home Alone (1990)
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
4. A Christmas Carol (1984)
The journey that led to Charles Dickens’ creation of “A Christmas Carol,” a timeless tale that would redefine the holiday.
A Christmas Carol, The Muppets version is also pretty cute.
5. Three wishes for Cinderella (1973)
For almost 40 years, many have taken the film as an essential part of our Christmas preparations in Norway, both as children and youth. Christmas is about the smell, taste, bustle, expectation, excitement and christmas repetition. In the midst of all this from the rise, which we long for. “Three Nuts to Cinderella” has “always” been on screen on Christmas Eve, which just been one of many traditions here in Norway.
Life changes dramatically for a Czech housemaid when the house driver gives her three magical hazel nuts.
6. Journey to the Christmas star
A small princess in a small kingdom in Adventureland disappears on Christmas eve. She has gone out to find the Christmas Star. The Queen follows and the King curses the Christmas Star, so it disappears for years, until young Sonja arrives.
7. The Polar Express
A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
9. The Santa Clause
When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
10. Love Actually
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
I’ve been pretty busy this year, hopefully it wont be that busy next year. I’ve moved twice this year and also started studying again. So yeah, lots of stuff has happened. And, as you know, I have this copslay break due to this. I really want to do well with my studies, so I know many of you will probably understand. 😛
Anyways, I decided to make this Christmas music calendar again. I did this last year, where I made a blogpost from 1st of December to 24th and share you music that you have/haven’t heared before!
So since we’re in 5th of December, there will be 4 music videoes in this post, then a second post for only today! So get cosy and if you got a fireplace, get it lit!
If not, find a wam blanket, drink hot chocolate with cream and settle down.
Because it’s FREAKING DECEMBER so let’s open the calendars, drink loads of hot chocolate and watch all of your favourite Christmas movies!
And, let’s get started dancing with today’s music!