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It’s Just Ducky! Closes

January 14 @ 4:00 pm

Photo by Carl-Johan Söder

It’s Just Ducky!
A Modern Swedish Christmas Tradition

Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 – Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018

The annual viewing of “Kalle Anka och hans vänner önskar God Jul” among Swedes on Dec. 24 is a charming, unique holiday tradition that stops nearly half of the population in its tracks. That day’s activities are relegated to three time slots: pre, during, and post-“Kalle Anka.”

This exhibit will delve into the history of this nearly 60-year tradition, and shed light on the show’s longevity, the show’s hosts, and even Swedish public television. Featuring personal quotes from SVT1 employees, cultural heritage historians, the hosts, and Swedish viewers themselves, the exhibit is a fun and enlightening examination into the surprising pathways where American and Swedish cultures intersect and influence each other.

This exhibit will be in the Raoul Wallenberg gallery.


January 14
4:00 pm


Swedish American Museum
5211 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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