• Short Summary

    An entertaining trailer featuring Father Christmas telling us to post early.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Ministry of Information Government Official.

    Father Christmas trailer.

    Cartoon of Father Christmas's house, shaped like a giant post box, at the North Pole, Rudolph stands outside with the sleigh waiting for him. Father Christmas paces around his house in a bad mood. The calendar shows it is December 16th, the days go by until the 20th and he is still pacing. It gets to December 24th, he stands there tapping his foot then bursts into tears. Thousands of letter and parcels fall through the letter box and pile up until he is sat on the top. He sets off with his sleigh weighed down by a giant sack. A little bird adds another small parcel to it and they fall out of the sky and lands in a snowdrift. Father Christmas pokes his head out to say "if only people would post earlier, remember post before December 18 if you can!".

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1370.08
    Media URN:
    44867
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    07/12/1944
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:25:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:26:00 / 01:16:51:00
    Canister:
    44/98

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