• Short Summary

    FOR THE CHILDREN OF GERMAN, DECEMBER THE 5TH IS ALMOST AS EXCITING AS CHRISTMAS EVE.?

  • Description

    FOR THE CHILDREN OF GERMAN, DECEMBER THE 5TH IS ALMOST AS EXCITING AS CHRISTMAS EVE. IT'S ON DECEMBER THE 5TH THAT ST. NICHOLAS ARRIVED WITH GIFTS FOR THE CHILDREN. THE SAINT'S DAY IS CELEBRATED ON THE 6TH SO ON THE EVE OF THE 5TH CHILDREN PREPARE FOR HIS ARRIVAL.

    THERE ARE THREE IMPORTANT RULES: SPOTLESSLY CLEANED SHOES MUST BE PLACED ON THE WINDOWSILL FOR SAINT NICHOLAS TO PUT HIS GIFTS IN; SOME CABBAGE MUST BE LEFT FOR SAINT NICHOLAS'S DONKEY, NEEDING SUSTENANCE FOR HIS LONG JOURNEY; AND, OF COURSE, EARLY TO BED FOR THE CHILDREN.

    EARLY TO BED FOR THE CHILDREN MEANS AN EARLY START IN THE MORNING AND FROM BEFORE DAWN THEY'RE OUT COLLECTING THEIR MALL GIFTS IN THE SHOES.

    HAVING A ST. NICHOLAS'S DAY DOESN'T MEAN THE CHILDREN WILL NOT RECEIVE PRESENTS ON DECEMBER 25TH -- ONLY THEN IT'S FATHER CHRISTMAS WHO DELIVERS THE GIFTS.

    ANOTHER WIDELY HELD CUSTOM IS A CHRISTMAS CALENDAR. THE CALENDAR HAS 25 LITTLE WINDOWS AND EVERY DAY FROM THE BEGINNING OF DECEMBER ONE OF THE WINDOWS IS OPENED TO REVEAL A LITTLE MORE OF A CHRISTMAS SCENE. ON CHRISTMAS DAY THE PICTURE IS COMPLETE.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAPLGYG8IM32CK0KX9SJQVC8M6
    Media URN:
    VLVAPLGYG8IM32CK0KX9SJQVC8M6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/11/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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