Silent Night 10″ flexi disc advent calendar

Silent Night 12"
A curious object I found in a South London charity shop earlier this year. It was stuck to the wall and the light reflecting off it suggested it had grooves in the middle. On closer inspection I saw that the centre was some sort of flexi disc and the outside a series of doors forming a circular advent calendar. 50p later it was in my bag and a fairly traditional version of ‘Silent Night’ emerged from the crackly surface upon reaching a turntable. ‘Made in Denmark, copyright L. Levinson Jr. Ltd, No. 3242′ is the only info on it apart from the title in multiple languages. All doors are still sealed except #2 which has been torn off. Apparently it dates from 1965.
This blog seems to suggest that L. Levinson Jr could have specialised in making Advent calendars – anyone with more info please leave a comment…

Silent Night detail

2 thoughts on “Silent Night 10″ flexi disc advent calendar

  1. The artist behind the illustration was Karen Kjaersgaard. (Known in Denmark as Karen K.)

    I am writting a blog about her.
    I also own a copy of this advent calender and I will do a blog post about it later this year.
    There is also a version with a Danish non religious Christmas song.

    I believe L. Levison Jnr. were frontrunners on the advent calendar market in Denmark.

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