Having kids and living outside of sweden has made me more protective of swedish (and polish) traditions than I probably would have been had I stayed in Sweden. Therefore, I’m especially excited every year when christmas time comes around and I get to see the swedish Julkalendern (The swedes have a kids show every day leading up to christmas, starting on the 1st of Dec, to go along with opening a ‘window’ in the Advent calendar).
Last year’s show was excellent and was available online, but the site or our connection didn’t seem to be able to handle streaming it, which resulted in me having to go through various illegal channels to get my hands on the show. It ended up working just fine, aside from the fact that it made me an outlaw.
This year, svt.se seems to have upgraded their site and all shows are now streamed in flash format, and not Real or Windows media, as it was before. I’ve tested it out a bit, and it seems to perform significantly better. Let’s just hope that this will be the case when thousands of alien swedes tune in on December 1st. I don’t want to have to resort to criminal behaviour in order to not dissapoint my kids this year.