TRAILER AND SYNOPSIS
Santa Claus has followed the world events and is worried about what is going on around the world. He knows what families, both adults and children in them, truly need.
He writes a task list to Merry Elf, for everybody should have a good Christmas.
Merry Elf starts to do the tasks. One task a day until Christmas. In completing the tasks Merry Elf has the support of the best specialists of Elves’ Hideaway, such as the sage Grams Elf, Forest Elf, Time Elf and many others. They do their best to help Merry Elf to find what children and adults most need. What will happen to Merry Elf will be revealed in the 24 episodes of the new Merry Elf’s Advent Calendar.
Merry Elf’s Advent Calendar gives perspective to things that children and adults need these days. It creates a beautiful and exciting fairy tale world to children, to adults it gives understanding to what really is important in life.
This will be the best Christmas ever!
Santa Claus has followed the world events and is worried about what is going on around the world. He knows what families, both adults and children in them, truly need and decides to write a task list.
Merry Elf will have to travel far to Elves’ Hideaway to meet the sage Grams Elf to do the tasks.
What might there be on Santa’s list?
Why is time so important?Time means to be able to just be.
Time is children and adults playing together.
Time is to be able to talk and read fairy tales.
Time is to answer children’s questions right away.
Time is doing things together.
Everybody has time and it is
everywhere all the time.
There is always time when you want it.
What is a hug?
A hug helps you when you are sad.
A hug gives you happiness and more joy.
A hug helps you when you are depressed.
A hug helps when you are scared.
A hug is also a sign of good friendship.
You can hug as much as you want.
Why do we have to feed birds?
Birds must be fed so that they can
survive the long winter.
Birds are also fed because it is nice to
look at them on bird feeders.
Birds bring joy to people.
5. GOOD THOUGHTS
What are good thoughts?
Good thoughts are nice things.
Good thoughts are happy things.
Good thoughts make one feel good.
Good thoughts help to make friends.
Good thoughts can be told to a friend.
Good thoughts put one in a good mood.
It is good to think good thoughts every day.
Good thoughts make a good day.
Why does it feel so good
to be on the lap?
It feels so safe on the lap.
It nurses and comforts.
You can tell secrets on the lap.
You can fall asleep on the lap.
It is warm on the lap.
Crying turns into joy on the lap.
Cuddling heals when you are ill.
Cuddling is important.
What is laughter?
Laughter is joy.
Laughter brings joy.
Laughter relieves pain.
Laughter sets people free.
Laughter gives strength.
8. BUNDLE OF CLOTH
What is sulking?
Both adults and children sulk.
Sulking is being in a bad mood and
not wanting to talk.
Sulking doesn’t usually last long.
Silence and a bundle of cloth help in sulking.
What is blowing?
Blowing with pursed lips helps in pain.
What are dreams?
Dreams are the same as wishes.
They are the good things you would like to happen to you.
Everybody has and should have dreams.
Dreams are of different sizes.
Nobody can take away your dreams.
You can and must have as many dreams as you want.
Dreams come true when you
want it very much.
11. THINGS TO DO
What is doing things and why is it good
to have things to do?
Doing is learning things.
It is playing, crafting, gaming, drawing, reading.
It makes time pass smoothly.
Doing things is nice and fun.
Doing things makes you and your friends happy.
You can do things alone or with others.
You yourself can make up things to do.
Doing things is sharpening the feeling.
It is not dull, when you do something.
What is courage?
Everybody has courage.
Courage can be learned.
It is courage to tell all kinds of things to adults or friends.
It is courage to stand on the weaker one’s side.
It is courage to do something, that you have never done earlier.
It’s to admit having been wrong and
to ask forgiveness.
It is courage to tell how you feel.
13. GOOD SLEEP
Where does good sleep come from?
It comes when you are tired.
It comes when nothing worries you.
Good sleep comes when it is quiet enough.
Good sleep comes best with your own cuddly sleep toy.
Good sleep comes best with your very own duvet and pillow.
Good sleep comes best in your own bed.
14. THE SECRET
What are secrets?
Everybody has secrets.
Secrets are not told.
Secrets are important things which are only told to good friends.
Secrets are not told without a permission to do it.
15. ANGER BAG
What is an anger bag needed for?
When you are angry the anger bag
puts you in a better mood.
If you are angry, the anger bag
helps you to forget the anger.
When you are angry, there is
medicine in the anger bag.
When you feel cranky, the anger bag helps.
What is silence?
Silence is to calm down.
Silence is to relax.
You can hear better in silence.
Every person needs silence.
Silence can be listened and felt indoors and outdoors.
Silence comes when you cuddle a pillow or a cuddly toy and don’t say anything.
17. YOU ARE IMPORTANT
Why are you important?
Every person is important.
Everybody wants to be important.
Every person can say ‘You are important.’
Every person is different and equally important.
People always remember good words.
What is friendliness?
Friendliness is that you treat your friend well.
Friendliness is that you play together with friends.
Friendliness is good and beautiful words to a friend.
Friendliness is a beautiful habit.
Friendliness makes you feel good.
Friendliness means listening when you are talked
What is joy?
Joy is to get hugely excited.
Joy makes you jump.
Joy is happiness.
Joy makes you laugh.
Joy is felt in the entire body.
20. GOOD DAY
What is a good day like?
A good day is favorable and positive.
A good day comes from good thoughts.
A good day comes when you find something good in everything.
Everybody can get a good day when they want it.
A good thought and good words are the substance of a good day.
Why must the animals be fed?
Domestic animals are dependent on the food and drink they get from people.
Wild animals need additional feeding during the long and cold winter.
22. EMBELLISHMENT OF
What is ‘the embellishment of the Creator?’
It is different forms and colors outside in the nature.
It is seeing. It exists on the ground and in the sky.
It is different and has diverse colors depending on the season.
It exists everywhere outdoors.
Everybody sees it in a different way.
23. PREPARATIONS OF CHRISTMAS
Guess what? Tomorrow is Christmas Eve.
That is: One night and then it’s Christmas Eve.
Merry Elf’s task list approaches the end.
But is everything ready for sure?
24. CHRISTMAS EVE
Today is Christmas Eve.
Merry Elf has one more task left.
Merry Elf must return to the North Pole as soon as possible.
Will he be there before Santa Claus leaves?
1. SMILEY EXERCISES
2. TIME SONG
3. HUG SONG
4. BIRD SONG
5. GOOD THOUGHTS SONG
6. CUDDLING SONG
7. LAUGHTER SONG
8. BUNDLE OF CLOTH SONG
9. BLOWING SONG
10. DREAM SONG
11. THINGS TO DO SONG
12. COURAGE SONG
13. GOOD NIGHT SONG
14. SECRETS SONG
15. BAG OF ANGER SONG
16. SILENCE SONG
17. YOU ARE IMPORTANT SONG
18. FRIENDLINESS SONG
19. JOY SONG
20. GOOD DAY SONG
22. ICICLE SONG
23. SPICE BAG SONG
24. THE BEST CHRISTMAS SONG
Merry Elf is one of the fairy tale characters the script writer Renne Karppinen has created. Renne
Karppinen has made music and worked with children all his life. He has composed a theme song
for each episode and written the lyrics to them.
The other script writer Lilja Kela is a recognised specialist in creative arts therapy, a special needs
assistant and an NLP Master Practitioner.
Merry Elf’s Advent Calendar was produced by production company Same-eYes Oy.
Rights for the Advent Calendar belong to Nordic Fairytale Films Oy, which also does the marketing.
Jesse Tervolin and Teemu Villikka
Lilja Kela and Renne Karppinen
Riikka Merikko ja Anniina Teinilä
EDITING AND COLOR GRADING