Episode 05: Christmas

‘Tis the season for sleigh bells, Santa and rampant materialism. Christmas is technically the same holiday all around the world, but how do the Swedes celebrate compared to Canadians? I’m joined by documentary filmmaker Amanda Buckiewicz to take a look at Yule time in these two lands. Find out if we decide they’re the same or different.

WARNING: episode contains Santa spoilers i.e. the true identity of Santa is discussed.

Guest appearance and Canadian Christmas segment production by Amanda Buckiewicz.

Find out more about the Gävle Goat from Sweden’s music group, Teddybears.

Episode music:
– Sunshine by Teddybears
– Live choral music by Mixtus Cantus

Canada vs. Sweden graphics designed by Simon Giddings.

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Get in touch at hej@rachelhahn.com, tweet at me @RachelCHahn or leave a comment on the website canadaversussweden.com.

Tomten—the Swedish Santa—in the Malmö Christmas market igloo. Photo Credit: Rachel Hahn
Tomten—the Swedish Santa—in the Malmö Christmas market igloo. Photo Credit: Rachel Hahn
 Swede, Björn Skarner, marvels at a Canadian home, decked out for the holiday.

Swede, Björn Skarner, marvels at a Canadian home, decked out for the holiday.

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