Every Christmas Eve since 1975 people in Sweden have settled down in front of the TV to watch Karl-Bertil Jonsson’s Christmas Eve, an animated film by Per Åhlin based on a story by Tage Danielsson. This book tells the story of Karl-Bertil Jonsson. The illustrations are taken from the film which is so familiar to all Swedes.
Per Åhlin is an acclaimed animator with many children’s films to his name. Tage Danielssonwas an author, actor, poet and film director. He was well-known for his particular brand of humanistic humour, always fighting for a just cause, exactly like Karl-Bertil.
Karl-Bertil’s motto comes from his idol Robin Hood: “To take from the rich and give to the poor.”In the season of Christmas he tries to follow in his idol’s footsteps…