Date of Issue : 10 November 2014
Here are Christmas 2014 stamps from Norway issued on 10 November 2014.This year’s two Christmas stamps depict Sølvguttene boys’ choir and Per Asplin’s popular play, «Putti Plutti Pott and Santa’s Beard». Beautiful Maxi cards were also issued with this issue.
Sølvguttene dates back to 1940, when the choir was founded by Torstein Grythe. He led and conducted the choir for 64 years. In 1968 Sølvguttene joined forces with NRK’s boys’ choir, and for those who witnessed the early days of television, the annual Sølvguttene concert was an important part of the Christmas tradition. Per Asplin wrote and composed «Putti Plutti Pott and Santa’s Beard» in 1969. It was first published as a book, and then had its debut as a TV show in 1970. In 1987 a more extensive musical version was created for the stage, and it has been there since. For many «Putti Plutti Pott» is also a natural part of the Christmas tradition.