Pop singer Sonja Aldén is releasing an album of Christmas carols and other festive songs, and she says she does sometimes dare to remake the older classics.
"When it comes to O Helga natt (O Holy Night) we thought, shall we really do this one? Because it's so loved by many people, and people have a certain idea of how it should sound," says Sonja Aldén to Radio Sweden.
She says she can only tackle such a classic if she feels her and her band can bring something magical, something extra and unique. Otherwise they would just skip it - as they did
In Sweden very many traditional Xmas carols get translated into Swedish. Sonja Aldén herself wrote a version of The First Noël, but changing its focus to also be about making a family, and losing one's parents.
So which songs do the Swedish public like best? Sonja Aldén says that she loves the classic songs, and thinks it is the same for her audience.