Jól á leið til jarðar

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Jól á leið til jarðar
Opening titles
Genre Stop motion children's miniseries
Christmas calendar
Created by Sigurður Örn Brynjólfsson
Friðrik Erlingsson
Directed by Sigurður Örn Brynjólfsson
Written by Friðrik Erlingsson
Narrated by Örn Árnason
Starring Sigurður Sigurjónsson
Örn Árnason
Music by Sigurður Rúnar Jónsson
Cinematography Urmas Sepp
Editing by Sigurður Örn Brynjólfsson
Kulli Jaama
Ivar Hansen
Production company Siggi Anima Stuudio
Budget ISK 11 million
Country Iceland
Language Icelandic
Original channel Sjónvarpið
Original run 1 December – 24 December 1994 (1994-12-24)
No. of episodes 24
Preceded by Tveir á báti (1992) (previous original production)
Followed by Hvar er Völundur? (1996) (next original production)

Jól á leið til jarðar (English: Christmas on the Way to Earth) is an Icelandic television series that first aired on Icelandic public television channel Sjónvarpið in December 1994. The series is a part of Jóladagatal Sjónvarpsins, an ongoing series of televised advent calendars. It was created by Sigurður Örn Brynjólfsson and Friðrik Erlingsson, and was the first stop-motion advent calendar on Icelandic television. The show was produced at Nukufilm studios in Tallinn, Estonia.[1]

The show was voiced by actors and comedians Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Laddi and Örn Árnason.

Jól á leið til jarðar was rerun on Sjónvarpið in December 1999 and 2007.

A physical advent calendar containing leads to each episode's plot was published in conjunction with the initial airing of the series.


Two inexperienced angels from heaven must deliver a casket containing the holiday of Christmas to Earth in time for Christmas Eve, as the evil Öngull attempts to steal the casket, and sink it in the deepest black hole in space.


  1. ^ "Brúðumyndin kemur til Íslands". Morgunblaðið. 24 November 1994. Retrieved 15 Feb 2011.