The environment was in focus as the King gave his traditional Christmas Day speech. He also thanked the people of Sweden for their support for the royal wedding which took place earlier this year when Crown Princess Victoria married Daniel Westling.
Santa is barely out of the door before many Swedes are sitting in front of their computers and putting their unwanted gifts online as more and more people sell their unwanted Christmas presents.
Nearly two-thirds of Swedes would like to see King Carl XVI Gustaf abdicate and hand the throne over to his daughter, Princess Victoria, according to a new poll published on Saturday.
Snow, freezing temperatures and driving winds continue to cause chaos in parts of southern Sweden.