The Digital Christmas Calender for 2020 features Queen Margrethe’s handcrafted elves about to embark on another journey throughout the realm.

Christmas Calendar 2020
Photo: © The Royal Danish House

The Christmas calendar is running for the fifth year again with the elves in the old attic at Amalienborg Palace.

The Elfin Family are back! Photo: © The Royal Danish House

The Elf Girl sets out on a journey to find her two siblings who settled in the Faroe Islands and in Greenland during the Queen’s grandparents King Christian X and Queen Alexandra’s Royal Tour in 1921.

No one has seen them ever since.

Queen Margrethe rounds up the Elfin Family. Photo: © The Royal Danish House

Queen Margrethe’s father, Frederik IX, as Crown Prince and his younger brother Prince Knud accompanied their parents.

The Elf Girl goes in search of her long-lost siblings. Photo: © Keld Navtoft/The Royal Danish House

The Elfin Family have not celebrated Christmas with their long lost relatives for a hundred years.

Elf Brother from the Faroe Islands. Photo: © The Royal Danish House

The Queen sends the Elf Girl out on her journey on the first day of December for her travels through the Faroe Islands’ green mountains and Greenland’s ice-covered mountains.

The journey will encounter some hardships so The Queen lights the poinsettia for the Elfin Family and wishes the Elf Girl the best of luck.

The Elf Girl’s journey is an encounter with Faroese and Greenlandic Christmas traditions, myths and legends, as well as the Danish Royal Family throughout history.

Elf Sister from Greenland. Photo: © The Royal Danish House

Follow Queen Margrethe’s elves’ tale on Instagram @detdanskekongehus from Tuesday, 1 December, until Christmas Eve.

Or the Royal Danish House’s website,, in four languages: Danish, Faroese, Greenlandic and English.

Video: YouTube/Royal Danish House

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