Sometimes the black humour that Finns exhibit is quite odd. As is evident from the offerings of Finnish TV while waiting for the holidays.
I sometimes wonder how other nations see us Finns. After all, there aren’t many countries in the world where a major TV station would drop a popular soap opera in favor of a mini-series on a group of people trying to organize a group suicide. It’s scheduled to run on every weekday all through the last two weeks to christmas. Luckily it isn’t as macabre as it sounds. The mini-series is based the book Hurmaava joukkoitsemurha (charming group-suicide) by Arto Paasilinna, who is famous for his humorous approach. I don’t remember if it really ends with a group-suicide or not, but the book is certainly a funny read.
But we Finns are quite weird at times. And no, my christmas album recommendations are nothing out of the ordinary. They are quite normal. ;)