Things we didn’t know we needed: Trond Espen Siem & Anders Baasmo Christiansen star as Santa in new Christmas film

Back in September when we spoke to Anders Baasmo Christiansen about The King’s Choice (read the interview here), we asked him what he was currently working on. He told us that he was playing Santa alongside Trond Espen Siem (The Legacy and Varg Veum) and we became instantly excited at this bizarrely awesome casting choice.

Now, the trailer has dropped and we are delighted to see he was right about this perfect choice for your Christmas film this year. Snekker Andersen og Julenissen, or Santa Swap: Merry Christmas Mr Andersen is an upcoming Christmas film from Norway that tells the story of Carpenter Andersen, who loves Christmas more than anything else. He does everything he can to make Christmas special for his family, but it all goes wrong one year when, while wearing a Santa costume, he crashes into the real Santa Claus. The two make a deal: Santa’s family has never met a carpenter, and Andersen’s family has never been visited by the real Santa. So therefore it is time for many humorous situations!


The film is released in November 2016 in Norway. Watch the trailer below:


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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.