A 24 episode Danish "julekalender" (Christmas calendar), usually a series dealing with Christmas themes, elements from Nordic mythology, Santa Claus and his helpers, etc., intended for the whole family, especially for children and always broadcast during December. Although produced with a limited budget against a very tight schedule, Jul og grønne skove (1980) was Danmarks Radio's annually "julekalender". But its more adult and satirical approach and lack of mainstream appeal led to massive protests from parents. Basically parents were upset that the series had absolutely nothing to do with Christmas. In particular Danmarks Radio's received a roar from angry parents after the episode in which a jacket "accidentally" lands on top of the camera and the screen goes completely black for the remaining of the episode. The series only aired once, and has never since been re-run.
When originally broadcast in 1980 by Danmarks Radio it served as a wrap-around for the Swedish Christmas calendar Mumindalen (1973).
On 9 January 2007 the Danish newspaper Politiken published an article in which Per Gad-Hansen, Manager of Danmarks Radio's Archives, states that many of Danmarks Radio's broadcast tapes containing productions from before 1987 have been deleted (taped over to save production costs for other DR productions), including half of the 24 episodes of Jul og grønne skove (1980). Thus, the TV-series appears to be partially lost.
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