• Short Summary

    Round up of the festive season in lots of different countries.

  • Description

    Various locations.

    Begins with a rolling title which ends with "Peace on Earth and Goodwill Toward Men."

    Great Britain. High angle of church choir and congregation - possibly in Canterbury Cathedral. Montage of nice Christmas footage - children asleep, parents putting presents in stockings then creeping out of the room.

    United States. Churchgoers inside and leaving church.

    Holland. Boy and girl place clogs around the fireplace. Nativity scene.

    France. Family enter a church and kneel in front of a nativity scene.

    Sweden. Family gather around to receive gifts from a man dressed as Santa Claus.

    Switzerland. Children make Christmas decorations for their tree.

    Greece. Church service.

    Japan. People enter a church and kneel before a nativity scene.

    Canada. Sleigh is pulled by a horse - taking people to church through snow.

    Mexico. Family go to church.

    Bethlehem. Street scenes. Bell calling churchgoers. Candles being lit.

    No commentary - "Silent Night" sung throughout.

  • Tags

  • Data

    Film ID:
    1510.01
    Media URN:
    80995
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1950
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:05:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:00:02:00 / 01:05:16:00
    Canister:
    50/103

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