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Our Icelandic Yule Lads (DVD)

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Íslensku Jólasveinarnir okkar - Our Icelandic Yule lads.

The Icelandic Yule Lads, or Yulemen, (Icelandic: Jólasveinarnir or Jólasveinar) are figures from Icelandic folklore who in modern times have become the Icelandic version of Santa Claus. Their number has varied throughout the ages, but currently there are considered to be thirteen.

The Yule Lads originate from Icelandic folklore. Early on their number and depictions varied greatly depending on location, with each individual Lad ranging from mere pranksters to homicidal monsters who eat children.

In 1932 the poem "Jólasveinarnir" was published as a part of the popular poetry book "Jólin Koma" ("Christmas Arrives") by Icelandic poet Jóhannes úr Kötlum. The poem reintroduced Icelandic society to Icelandic Yuletide folklore and established what is now considered the 'official' thirteen Yule Lads, their personalities and connection to other folkloric characters.

This DVD is about the 13 Icelandic Yule Lads.

Language: Icelandic.
Subtitles: English and Icelandic.
Region 2 DVD
40 min