I have had a busy day, and have a few things left on my to-do list before bed, so tonight I will just share another Christmas song with you. Mer Jul by Adolphson & Falk is one of the two must-be-played-on-Xmas songs I mentioned the other day. It’s about wanting more Christmas! More! I kind of agree, tbh. It’s pretty humorous, but less snarky than Juligen. Enjoy!
Advent Calendar Day 19 – Music Monday: Juligen by Just D
At my house (well, my parents’ house) there are two Christmas songs that were, and really still are, an absolute given on Christmas. One of these are Juligen by Just D. The title is a play off of the traditional Christmas song Nu Är Det Jul Igen (Nu it’s Christmas again), and is a very snarky, humorous song that samples both the abovementioned traditional song and audio bits from various Christmas-related media. You can hear it below.
I considered translating the lyrics for you, but it’s sorta late and I’ve had 2 glasses of whiskey so… I like these lyrics enough that I wouldn’t want to do a half-hearted job with it. So sorry guys! Another time maybe. Enjoy the music anyway, and trust me… it’s hilarious!
Advent Calendar Day 15 – Gläns Över Sjö och Strand (Christmas Song)
I’m a bit tired this evening, and have an early morning tomorrow, so I thought I’d just share a Christmas song I like. It’s one of my favorites. Originally a poem by Viktor Rydberg, Gläns Över Sjö och Strand is a fairly traditional but beautiful account of the birth of Jesus and the star of Bethlehem. The title means, roughly “Gleam over lake and beach“. If I wasn’t so dang tired, I’d attempt to translate the lyrics but they’re a bit too pretty for a botched job. Like many Christmas songs, they’ve been recorded by multiple artists. You can find many of them on YouTube. I quite like the rendition below: