| Stefan Roos
|Stefan Roos, Per Simonsson
|Stefan Roos, Per Simonsson
|Stefan Roos, Per Simonsson
| Tea Stjärne
| Håkan Eriksson
|Country of origin
|No. of seasons
|No. of episodes
|1 December –
24 December 2011
Tjuvarnas jul (The Thieves' Christmas) was the 2011 SVT Christmas calendar broadcast from 1–24 December by Sveriges Television. The plot focuses on a thief named Kurre and his little daughter Charlie. It has a style reminiscent of Charles Dickens's stories.
The series is set in Stockholm during the 19th century.Kurre feeds entirely on stealing. He is involved in a gang of thieves led by the evil old woman Madame Bofvén. He lives alone in a loft, until a little girl named Ing-Britt (later renamed Charlie by Madame Bofvén) who is his daughter shows up outside his door. During the series, they approach each other as father and daughter, while Madame Bofvén planning to rob the big department store and the police seek diligently after the thieves. As if that were not enough the store owner seems to have an illicit secret.
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Julmust is a soft drink that is mainly consumed in Sweden around Christmas. During Easter, the name is påskmust. During the rest of the year, it is sometimes sold under the name must. The content is the same regardless of the marketing name, and the drink is most closely associated with Christmas. 45 million litres of julmust are consumed during December, which is around 50% of the total soft drink volume in December and 75% of the total yearly must sales. Must was created by Harry Roberts and his father Robert Roberts in 1910 as a non-alcoholic alternative to beer.
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