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Jul (Christmas)

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Celebrate Christmas through song, dance, crafts, and more! The Jul season is an extra special time to visit ASI. Learn more about how we’re celebrating this year! 

Explore Christmas Objects in ASI’s Collection

Cookie Molds

Check out the festive designs on these metal press molds used to make cookies. What’s your favorite Christmas treat?

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Merry Christmas, Swan!

This porcelain puppy figurine was gifted to ASI founder Swan Turnblad by wife Christina and daughter Lillian.

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Julbock

Julbockar, or Christmas goats, are traditional decorations made of straw and ribbon.

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Read

Christmas in Noisy Village

By Astrid Lindgren

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Findus at Christmas

By Sven Nordqvist

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Little Tomte’s Christmas Wish

By Inkeri Karvonen

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Peter and Lotta’s Christmas

By Elsa Beskow

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Santa’s Christmas

By Linda Liebrand

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Swedish Christmas A to Z (Plus 3!)

By Kathy Bernstrom

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The Christmas Wish

By Lori Evert

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The Tomtes’ Christmas Porridge

By Sven Nordqvist

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Tomten Saves Christmas

By Linda Liebrand

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Tomten Tales

By Astrid Lindgren

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Create

Tomte Garland

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Swedish Heart

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Ice Ornament

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Straw Ornament

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Swedish Snowflake

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