Filmed: Saturday 18 December 2004
Location: Püttlingen, Saarland, Germany
Broadcast: Friday 24 December 2004, 18:00, ZDF, Germany
Release status: Unreleased
Shown in: Germany
Alle Jahre wieder - Weihnachten mit dem Bundespräsidenten = Every Year Again - Christmas with the Federal President
Frida and Jon Lord performed The Sun Will Shine Again and The Christmas Experiment (which was a compilation of music and Christmas songs with Jon Lord, a choir and an orchestra).
Frida's apparently live singing of the first verse of the popular hymn In The Bleak Mid Winter (as part of The Christmas Experiment) was actually pre-recorded in a studio.
According to the ZDF web-site, Frida apparently decided to lend her voice to The Christmas Experiment spontaneously. It was originally envisaged as an instrumental piece.
Frida joined all the other performers on the show at the end and joined them for a German Christmas Song.
After the recording of the show, there was a reception at the Town Hall. Both Frida and Jon Lord attended the reception and gave autographs.
Thanks to Pieter Wiever, Robert Verbeek (RIP), Lex Corbach and Erik Menkens c/o ABBAMAIL (no longer online), Mats Butenschön and Thomas Birkenbach c/o ABBA Village. Thanks also to ABBA Remember (no longer online), Birte Ehlers, Ronald and Philippe Dupont. Thanks to Sujeewa Fernando c/o ABBAtalk.
YouTube clips c/o ILoveFridaLyngstad and woutch