Det kimer nu til julefest

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Det kimer nu til julefest (The Happy Christmas Comes Once More[1]) is a Danish Christmas carol. The lyrics were written by the Danish poet N.F.S. Grundtvig in 1817, and the music was composed by Carl Christian Nicolaj Balle in 1850. [2]

Notable recordings have been made by Swedish singer Sven-Olof Sandberg (1905-1974) and Norwegian soloist Olav Werner (1913-1992).[3] [4] [5]

A number of adaptations of the song into English exist. The earliest, entitled The Bells of Christmas Chime Once More, was translated by Charles P. Krauth in 1867. A later adaptation bore the title O Fir Tree Dark, and was recorded by Bing Crosby in 1947.


  1. ^ "Director's Corner" (PDF). America Letter. Danish Immigrant Museum. December 2010. Retrieved 2014-12-07. 
  2. ^ "Det kimer nu til julefest". Wikikilden. 4 January 2007. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ Øivind Lunde med trio, vibrafon og klokker: Det kimer nu til julefest (Parlophon B 41085, 78-plate)
  4. ^ "Sandberg, Sven-Olof". Vem är Vem? Stor-Stockholm. 1962. Retrieved December 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Olav Werner". Wang Nordstrand Begravelsesbyrå AS. Retrieved December 15, 2015.