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Ministry Yule Blog

Ministry Yule Blog - est. 2008

Ministry of Art & Jump has operated the "Ministry News Blog" since 2005 in it's present form. On that blog several references has been made to Christmas.

In the future this will be the place that collects all such ranting in one spot instead of risking to drown in the roar of the Ministry.

Go to the Ministrys regular blog or go to the Ministrys official homepage

The Official Yule gallery: Go to Yulery

Time flies

YuleTube Posted on Mon, December 08, 2014 23:19:21

Like a force of nature, Yuletide is closing in like a big hungry white shark. Not many days to go now. Get those xmas-pressies wrapped and in the bag!

Here’s a little video to go:

//www.youtube.com/embed/pKq0VpHE_Tc



Fire

YuleTube Posted on Wed, January 08, 2014 07:58:57

//www.youtube.com/embed/qL56qqwlsRcAs the Yuletide is fading here’s a fireplace for your enjoyment and some smooth Christmastime-music. Run this little baby in full screen (or in the background) and Keep Calm & Relax.



En riktig Jul

YuleTube Posted on Sun, January 05, 2014 23:41:51

//www.youtube.com/embed/clzhL2SaMGEAnd a little classic (Swedish) Christmas carol, performed by vocal.



Tomorrow it’s Lucia

YuleTube Posted on Thu, December 12, 2013 10:14:52

//www.youtube.com/embed/xdjl5b6tlns
The weirdest video… Makes you wonder if it’s the naughty cousin of Lucia and her misbehaving knife-throwing kid sister. They sing like hell!



First Santa movie (ever)

YuleTube Posted on Thu, December 27, 2012 09:51:13

The Special effects guys really went to town with this one in the 1890’s. 🙂



Bjorn Again

YuleTube Posted on Wed, May 16, 2012 21:23:09

https://youtube.com/watch?v=g8cNQyjcz64Many moons ago, when the Minister was a young writer he met this gang from down under to make an interview. Nicest people. But that was in the middle of summer, and this song wasn’t on the repertoire then.



We wish you a…

YuleTube Posted on Sun, January 01, 2012 02:38:36

Happy New Year. Today on the first day of the year we have a long way to go to the next Yuletide. But before that we can still enjoy a little bit more of what is left of this one. Merry Reggae Xmas!



Very Merry Christmass

YuleTube Posted on Mon, December 26, 2011 12:41:39


The traditional Christmas carol “12 days of Christmas” in a somewhat untraditional version of the Shrek-gang. And today we are most far from the next Christmas. But there will be another, unless the Mayans and the contemporary religious nuts are correct of course. However! Tomorrow the last everyday days of 2011 commences before the New Year Eve, and then we are on a new year! But until then we keep on rocking the Christmas way! Merry Yule-tide!



Tip Tap Toe…

YuleTube Posted on Sun, December 25, 2011 00:17:27

Tap-dance your way into the Yule-tide spirit!



Glass…

YuleTube Posted on Sat, December 24, 2011 23:58:20

Try this when emptying the dish-washer!



This years favo Yule-song

YuleTube Posted on Mon, December 05, 2011 12:06:47


Something to hum to until Christmas – it looks like snow outside the window as I write this. But the so far warmest autumn makes it unlikely that the unwanted stuff will clog up the roads today. One can always hope…



Soon 2 to go

YuleTube Posted on Sat, October 22, 2011 23:36:36

Soon it’s no more than 2 months till Christmas… what better than a little video of what is to come.

//www.youtube.com/embed/jZ-e3_31sdM



Island Christmas

YuleTube Posted on Thu, April 28, 2011 16:33:53


It feels as if Christmas is long gone and further ahead… Here’s a little (very little) Christmas spirit during your wait. From the smooth and slick, the one and only, Michael Franks… Bolton? Bah!



Merry Christmas!

YuleTube Posted on Fri, December 24, 2010 22:13:14

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While the Ministry is trapped in a blizzard with 1,5 meter high snowdrifts, the 6:th batch of Rice Pudding (2 liters) is cooking – here’s another video for you from the Ministry YuleTube! It is the big day today (Xmas Eve) and since we can’t get anywhere it’s a laid back Xmas without stress. Let’s see if we can fire up the tractor some other day and dig ourselves out. Until then we wish you a Merry Christmas!



Winter wonderland…

YuleTube Posted on Fri, December 24, 2010 00:56:13

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A few feet of snow will sure turn your back garden into a winter wonderland… But it seems much more romantic in a song when the roaring wind doesn’t tear your eyes and bites your cheek…



Tomorrow!

YuleTube Posted on Fri, December 24, 2010 00:12:04

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Well… the snow is blowing in our faces… It’s a nice little blizzard and it’s gonna be a white Christmas at the Ministry. Thoughts about driving home for Christmas has very effectively been canceled. And we ask ourselves “Did things just get better or worse…?” In any case, tomorrow it’s Christmas Eve and I doubt even Santa can get through all this snow. Apparently it’s the whitest Christmas. Ever. I wonder if the mixed up Global Warming for a New Ice Age… The next 24 hours are expected to bring additional 30 centimeters of snow… Can you spell Cabin Fever?



4 days…

YuleTube Posted on Mon, December 20, 2010 23:05:38

Four days to go. And the fifth batch rice pudding was ready the other day. 2 liters. Half of it was converted/refined into Ris a la Mande today and I just had a little with (homemade) strawberry jam on top. Mmmmmmm…. The snow is coming down and it seems we’ll be getting a white Christmas this year. The whitest Christmas in Sweden since a very long time… as long as can be remembered actually!

Any last minute gifts to shop? Get going, you can make it – no sweat!

A little song on the Ministry YuleTube as we wait….

//www.youtube.com/embed/3lLx-RmuITk



1 week…

YuleTube Posted on Fri, December 17, 2010 21:43:16

Time is creeping forward in a deceitful slow pace. We are now one week from the big dipper-day and if you haven’t started buying presaents by now, you are in for another typical x-mas mess (a so called x-mess). Before you freak out and bust something, here’s another little something from the Ministry YuleTube!

//www.youtube.com/embed/eYDEh-mhijc

The most remarkable thing is how disturbing damn young everybody looks in this video. Is it really that long ago. 1984. Hmmm… 84, 94, 2004… 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. Bloody hell… 26 years ago. That is surreal. Time is surreal.



10 days…

YuleTube Posted on Tue, December 14, 2010 09:13:59

A little bit of yule music while we wait…

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Santa’s coming…

YuleTube Posted on Sun, December 12, 2010 15:31:07

//www.youtube.com/embed/iSgEDKjmT5o
No comment… but I want a hat like that!!



Yule is coming

YuleTube Posted on Sat, November 06, 2010 10:27:02

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An old favorite Yule-song from the 80’s. Adolfson & Falk.



White Christmas

YuleTube Posted on Wed, December 23, 2009 18:00:43

OK, folks. It seems we’ll be having a white X-mas at the Ministry this year! The Ministry road had quite a few small snowdrifts this morning but still drivable. Today it’s “little Christmas” and the Christmas tree is in and dressed and smelling up the place with nice Christmas tree smell.

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Snowdrift!

YuleTube Posted on Fri, December 18, 2009 13:26:37

OK, we’re totally snowed in! The weather looks like a snowstorm and it’s hard to see the neighbors house. No shopping for Christmas today. If it’s not life threatening one better stay off the roads today. The wind and the snow packs it pretty high today and the snowdrifts are about 1- 1,5 meters already. neither snow or the wind seem to give up, and as long as its blowing the snow is building even after it stops snowing…

It’s best to stay indoors, cook a warming soup and watch things like this:

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Do they know?

YuleTube Posted on Thu, December 17, 2009 20:51:44

//www.youtube.com/embed/83xYDazJavE
Well… when if not now should we send a thought and perhaps some help to our fellow beings? A classic sequel from back when.



Santa Claus is coming…

YuleTube Posted on Fri, December 11, 2009 20:01:47

//www.youtube.com/embed/2e5TYdNqJ8M
You know his coming… I hope you’ve all been nice this year.