• Short Summary

    THE STAR THAT TRADITION SAYS SHONE ON THE STABLE AT BETHLEHEM WOULD SCARCELY BE AS BRIGHT AS ALL THE LIGHTS THAT SHINE AT CHRISTMAS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TODAY.

  • Description

    1.
    CU.OUT OF FOCUS LIGHTS PULL BACK TO... TREE LILT PARIS STREET
    0.11

    2.
    MV.ANOTHER STREET IN PARIS
    0.15

    3.
    CU.DECORATED WINDOWN PULL BACK TO... STREET
    0.18

    4.
    MV.BUSY TRAFFIC IN STREET
    0.23

    5.
    LV.SHOPPERS AND SHOP WINDOWS
    0.28

    6.
    CU.DITTO
    0.34

    7.
    MV.BUSY ARCADE
    0.38

    8.
    CU.ILLUMINATIONS ABOVE
    0.42

    9.
    CU.DITTO (OUT OF FOCUS)
    0.45

    10.
    LV.COLOGNE CATHEDRAL
    0.47

    11.
    CU.DITTO PAN DOWN TO...STREET
    0.54

    12.
    CU.SHOPPING BAG PAN UP TO... CROWDS OF SHOPPERS
    0.58

    13.
    MV.FATHER XMAS
    1.01

    14.
    MV.SHOP WINDOW FULL OF TOYS
    1.03

    15.
    CU.NATIVITY SCENE
    1.09

    16.
    MV.INT...SHOP
    1.11

    17.
    MV.WOMAN AND CHILD WITH XMAS TREE
    1.19

    18.
    MV.WHITE HOUSE, WASHINGTON
    1.21

    19.
    LV.ARCHWAY XMAS TREE IN B/G
    1.25

    20.
    CU.PAN DOWN...XMAS TREE (2 SHOTS)
    1.37

    21.
    MV.GROUP-AROUND PAPIER-MACHE CRECHE
    1.40

    22.
    MV.ILLUMINATED SKYSCRAPER, NEW YORK (2 SHOTS)
    1.46

    23.
    CU.VARIOUS ILLUMINATED DECORATIONS (3 SHOTS)
    1.56

    24.
    CU.TOYS IN WINDOW (2 SHOTS)
    2.04

    25.
    CU.FATHER XMAS
    2.07

    26.
    CU.ROUNDABOUT
    2.10

    27.
    CU.MODELS (2 SHOTS)
    2.15

    28.
    CU.XMAS TREE
    2.18



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: THE STAR THAT TRADITION SAYS SHONE ON THE STABLE AT BETHLEHEM WOULD SCARCELY BE AS BRIGHT AS ALL THE LIGHTS THAT SHINE AT CHRISTMAS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TODAY.

    COUNTLESS MILLIONS OF COLOURED BULBS, HUNDREDS OF MILES OF STREAMERS FESTOON THE CITIES OF THE WORLD AT THIS TIME, AND EACH YEAR THE DECORATIONS SEEM TO BECOME MORE AMBITIOUS, AND MORE BRILLIANT.

    PARIS PUT ON A BRILLIANT DISPLAY OF ILLUMINATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CITY, MAKING THE WIDE STREETS AND BOULEVARDES ALMOST AS BRIGHT AS DAYLIGHT. IT HAS GIVEN THE GAY CITY AN EVEN MORE FLAMBOYANT ATMOSPHERE THAN USUAL. THE PARIS ILLUMINATIONS HAVE BECOME A MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTION DURING DECEMBER.

    IN COLOGNE CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS ARE ABLE TO LOOK AT THE CITY'S DECORATIONS WITHOUT WORRYING ABOUT MOTOR TRAFFIC. CITY AUTHORITIES HAVE BANNED MOTOR TRAFFIC IN TWO MAIN SHOPPING STREETS DURING THE DAY. WEST GERMAN SHOPPERS DO NOT SEEM TO HAVE SHARED THE PESSIMISTIC PREDICTIONS OF LARGESCALE UNEMPLOYMENT IN WEST GERMANY DURING THE WINTER, AND THERE HAS BEEN NO APPARENT DROP IN THE AMOUNT OF MONEY BEING SPENT ON CHRISTMAS.

    IN SOME PARTS OF THE UNITED STATES A 'WHITE' CHRISTMAS IS EXPECTED. HEAVY SNOW HAS ALREADY FALLEN IN WASHINGTON -- THE FIRST OF THE WINTER. HERE ARTIFICIAL DECORATIONS ARE UNNECESSARY - NATURE HAS PROVIDED ITS OWN ADORNMENT FOR THE FESTIVE SEASON. NEW YORK, HOWEVER, IS AGLOW WITH ITS ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS FINERY. ITS HUGE BUILDINGS ARE LIT-UP, AND THE SHOP WINDOW DISPLAYS FOR THE SEASON ARE CAPTIVATING AND OFTEN INTRICATE.

    DESPITE THE DIFFERENCE IN DECORATIONS AND THE DISTANCES SEPARATING THEM, THE CITIES' HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON -- YULETIDE'S GAY DISPLAY WILL BE SWITCHED OFF BY TWELFTH NIGHT, TO RE-APPEAR NEXT DECEMBER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9TSU0YHUQKDZAL3GHZK1A2TUE
    Media URN:
    VLVA9TSU0YHUQKDZAL3GHZK1A2TUE
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/12/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:19:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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