Father Christmas brings gifts to the sailors onboard ship at Portland in Dorset.
Item title reads - Father Christmas - Come aboard sir! Trust "Jolly Jack" to see that Xmas is Xmas ashore or afloat. Portland, Dorset.
L/S of ships in the harbour. L/S of the crew waving, Neptune stands at the front. They all welcome Father Christmas who is sailing over on a small boat. Neptune greets him and they go on board handing over sprigs of Holly and Christmas trees. L/S as they make their way up to the deck with the branches. M/S as Father Christmas and Neptune are carried along by the sailors. Officers salute as they come on board, they all shake hands. M/S of Father Christmas and Neptune together. M/S of sailors putting up holly and mistletoe. M/S of it strung along the masts.