I’m a sucker for the Moomins, I just adore them. If you don’t know the Moomins, they are happy troll-like creatures who live in Moomin Valley. They are originally from Finland and were created by Tove Jansson in 1945.

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Moomins in Christmas is Coming

The Moomins sleep all winter, so winter is an unknown world to them which is the plot of Moominland Midwinter and a couple episodes of the second anime version of Moomins or Tanoshii Moomin Ikka which was made in the early 90s.

In the second half of the episode Christmas is Coming they learn about Christmas, in that they wake up from sleeping and learn Christmas is coming. They don’t know what that means and think Christmas is something big and scary and that a decorated tree, dinner and presents keeps it happy. The episode conveys the message that Christmas is more about giving and not presents but it’s done in a new and fun way.

You can watch the episode on youtube.

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