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    Item title reads - Xmas cheer everywhere.

    London. M/S mechanical model called 'Joe's Coffee bar' with gnome pouring out tea for dolls. Various shots of London's Regent Street with Christmas lights and decorations. M/S shoppers rushing about. M/S mechanical gnomes and various toys in shops. M/S Christmas lights and parents looking at toys. C/U mechanical cows. M/S toy floor in department store. C/U two little girls telling Father Christmas (Santa Claus) what they want for Christmas.

    Manchester, Greater Manchester. M/S policemen and police station, M/S policemen taking notes. Various shots of pay packets being filled with usual money plus a bonus, then sealed. M/S as policeman comes up to desk and signs for his pay packet. C/U policeman counting his money.

    Hammersmith, London. M/S packages containing £5 notes. C/U as they are opened and counted out. M/S bags of money. M/S money laid out on table. M/S people going into building. C/U sign reading 'Broadway Congregational Friendly Society share-out upstairs'. Various shots as members queue up and are given their money in the hall.

    Various shots as the Junior Leaders Regiment, Royal Signals, have their dinner served by the officers as Christmas treat. Various shots as they eat. M/S huge Christmas cake C/U's young men eating.

    M/S Dr. Barnardo's children walking in to be entertained by men of the American Air Force at Kelvedon House M/S airmen walking in with their wives, the children run up and wave. L/S Christmas tree, children dance around in front of it. Camera pans up to C/U star on top. M/S airman giving little boy with one arm a truck, C/U boy with truck. Various nice shots as children are given presents. C/U as a girl kisses airman on the cheek.

    Various shots of Berlin Deutsche Land Halle performing revue 'Holiday on Ice'. M/S man dressed as dog squirting water out of his eyes. Various shots of clowns hitting each other and messing around. L/S of a skater doing tricks on the ice, he wobbles around and clings to a fake palm tree. L/S two clowns sitting on each others laps, they come towards camera and pass under a low obstacle. L/S clowns firing a cannon. L/S as shell hits a piano which explodes. M/S of a clown jumping around with shell through his stomach. L/S two clowns skating towards a brick wall, one goes through the brick wall and the other dives through a window.

    Intertitle - 'The Staff and Management of this cinema wish you the compliments of the season'.

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    British Pathé
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    Available on request
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    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:22:34:00 / 01:27:05:00
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