• Short Summary

    Pathe shows how Christmas is celebrated around the world.

  • Description

    Trafalgar Square & Oxford Street.

    Background, door of Westminster Abbey. Title (long): "Xmas - As the Spirit of Christmas Unites all Humanity, Men and Women of Good Will Everywhere Affirm their Faith in the Brotherhood of Men. Pathe News Cameramen Around the World Record the Age Old Christmas Spirit of Peace on Earth Goodwill toward Men."

    Interior of Cathedral with choir boys with title 'Great Britain'. GV. Trafalgar Square with Christmas tree light up. CU. Base of tree with people walking around it. Shot of top of Christmas tree. CU. Child looking up towards top of tree. CU. Another child looking up. SV. Trafalgar Square with tree. GV. Selfridges lit up. CU. Plaster figure on outside of building turning round. CU. Plaster figure, Father Christmas on outside of building. CU. Plaster figure - Clown, on outside of building. GV. Oxford Circus, with Christmas decorations lit up. CU. Child looking into window. CU. Another girl looking into window. CU. Another girl looking into window. CU. Scene in window - the crib with Virgin Mary in stables... CU. Father Christmas taking things from shelf and putting them in his bag.


    GV. Church at night with choir boys walking along path. CU. Choir boys entering church. CU. Little Dutch boy putting wooden shoes behind stove with super title 'Holland'. CU. Another little boy putting shoes behind stove. CU. Group of Dutch people around model of crib and Virgin Mary etc., & another angle. CU. Women in traditional Dutch dress.


    SV. Exterior, church at night. Group of people entering church. Super title 'France'. SV. Exterior of church. People coming through doorway and stand by model of crib. CU. Group of people standing by. CU. Woman crossing herself. CU. Man's head bowed CU. Little girl's head. SV. Group around crib.


    Exterior of church. Japanese family enter, super title 'Japan'. CU. Church doorway, Japanese family enter. SV. Exterior. Church, Japanese family enter and kneel before crib. CU. Little Japanese woman with bowed head praying.


    LV. African desert with super title 'Africa'. GV. Church. CU. Congregation outside church, & SV. CU. Two little boys. CU. Old lady entering church. SV. Two old ladies entering church. CU. Choir. SV. Congregation - interior. SV. Choir.


    GV. Snow covered mountains, super title 'Canada'. LV. Horse and sledge going along road. SV. Exterior, wooden church. Horse and sledge pass by. Pan shot from door of church up to top of steeple. SV. Interior, church and congregation, & CU. BCU. Boy's head. SV. Altar. GV. Church. SV. Altar.

    United States of America.

    GV. Church in snow with super title 'United States'. SV. Interior church with congregation. GV. Exterior of church, the congregation coming out, & SV. CU. Vicar shaking hands with man.


    GV. Church, super title 'Mexico'. SV. Man woman and child entering church. CU. Altar. Man woman and child enter frame.


    GV. Town, super title 'Bethlehem'. GV. Street. Arabs walking about. SV. Church bell ringing. CU. Interior of church. Interior, man lighting candles. Interior of Cathedral, pan down to choir boys.

    (Orig. Neg.) (Title Scene "B") (most of material are library shots)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:54:00 / 01:45:36:00

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