Christmas at TV2: The Help of God, the Love of the People, the Strength of Denmark.

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Thanks to design agency Stupid, and the people at TV2 Denmark I’m happy to show off their Christmas idents from late last year.

George: What is Holland?
Jerry: What do you mean, ‘what is it?’ It’s a country right next to Belgium.
George: No, that’s the Netherlands.
Jerry: Holland is the Netherlands.
George: Then who are the Dutch?

That quote pretty much sums up my geographic ignorance when it comes to Europe, but thanks to this blog, Wikipedia, and the kind people from around the world who send me local idents, I like to think I’ve learnt a few things. Like how I got informed Norway isn’t part of the EU in my post about the other TV2, and how the Latin name for Switzerland is ConfÅ“deratio Helvetica in my post about SF1.

So what have I learnt about Denmark then? Well, it turns out Greenland is actually Danish territory, and it has one of the oldest monarchies in the world, second only to Japan. And, oh yeah, and its also apparently the happiest place on earth!

9 Responses to “Christmas at TV2: The Help of God, the Love of the People, the Strength of Denmark.”


  • The name Holland actually only accounts for a portion of The Netherlands. To be absolutely correct and to not insult the dutch in the part that isn’t Holland (and they do get insulted on this issue), you should say The Netherlands.

  • these are pretty and clean…thank you for sharing them with us :3

  • The Holland thing is sort of like the way Americans refer to the whole of the UK as England *scowl*. Also, it was me who pointed out that Norway isn’t in the EU. Go me!

    These idents are muy bien! (that’s Spanish for very good, John 😉 )

    Another interesting fact that even some people in the UK don’t realise: Northern Ireland is not part of Britain, it’s part of the UK… but not Britain. Yeah, stick that into the Wikipedia search engine!

  • Wow! Great stuff. Love the clean way it ends.

  • Clean, but these idents feel un-christmassy.

  • Hi all,

    Thanks for posting the idents John, and thanks for the comments so far! 🙂

    To Andy: Actually we wanted to give christmas a new approach and avoid the tacky and clich̩ed approach often seen at television channels РTV 2 has one of the cleanest and most minimal presentation designs I have ever seen, and obviously it should go hand in hand with that.

    In my opinion the music gives a crystal-snowy-kind of feel and the crystal ornaments adds a sense of christmas decorations – Am I way off? 😀

    – Daniel

  • Hi Daniel

    How I meant by ‘un-christmassy’ was the jingle that went along with it, usually in christmas idents there is some element of christmas [eg: jingle bells]. Thats why I wasn’t really feeling it. But other than that it looks fine.

  • Heh, my European geography is probably a tad sharper than yours! And yes, Wikipedia often helps out as well (though not everything on Wiki should be taken literally given it’s user-submitted platform and the errors it contains).

  • I actually wanna know what music track is it ? … does anyone know . very interesting .. Keep up the good work John and visit my site

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