• Short Summary

    Good item showing lots of different aspects of the Christmas season.

  • Description

    Item title reads - Xmas is for all.

    Various locations.


    L/S snow capped mountains in Germany (?) M/S as horse and sleigh ride down path lined with fir trees covered in snow. M/S as two boys walk through snow to large chalet in background. L/S sunset scene and snow covered fields in foreground. M/S shadow of people cast onto snow. L/S sun setting behind mountain. Various shots as St. Michael's choir walk through the cloisters to sing in the chapel at Tenbury, Worcestershire. L/S of the chapel exterior. Various interior shots as they sing 'Away in a Manger'. M/S nativity scene. Various shots choirboys and choirmasters. Various shots of Christmas lights above Oxford Street etc. in London. Various shots of people looking in shop windows at the toys. Various shots decorations, including mistletoe, in window. C/U little girl. C/U ornamental deer. Various shots of the lights. Various shots of jewellery in window. Various shots of people in Brad's Club dancing to 'Good King Wenceslas' as played in upbeat style by Mike and his Merseymen. Various fantastic and funny shots as the young people jive away and the band sing. M/S as they applaud at the end.

    L/S ladies in Hammersmith Town Hall. C/U piles of money ready for distributing to savers. M/S as woman brushes a long line of envelopes to make them sticky. M/S woman counting out money. L/S hall crowded with people who have come to pick up their money. C/U little girl holding notes. L/S very crowded market at Petticoat Lane, London. Various shots of the stalls, M/S toy stall. M/S as Pathe employee Vic Graham asks for a big Christmas tree. He pays the stall holder, picks the tree up and walks off. He walks down the road accidentally hitting people with the tree.

    Various shots three British service women in uniform holding little monkeys in coats, one has parrot on her head. M/S Vic trying to get in taxicab with his tree, he tries to squash the tree in but the taxi driver won't take either of them. L/S crowded Petticoat Lane. M/S Vic Graham walking along pavement, he knocks man's hat off with tree, the man grabs him. M/S two women in the market selecting dresses. M/S stall holder blowing up a type of rubber balloon to sit on. C/U stall holder. M/S as he sits on the balloon and smiles. M/S as a United Dairies milk float drives past camera to reveal Vic and his tree perched on the back.

    Various shots showing Mills circus in training at Ascot quarters. M/S woman training horses in ring. M/S man on stilts cleaning roof of caravan. M/S poodles walking on back legs, C/U woman with elephant. M/S chimpanzee walking up steps. Various shots of clowns going through their routine. M/S of another outside brushing steps, he stands brush on end and jumps on it then hops about. Various shots of clowns and their slapstick comedy routines. Various shots of monkeys playing in a Mexican band.

    Interior shot of St. Mary's Children's Hospital, Plaistow, as Father Christmas (Santa Claus) arrives. M/S Matron Rose with Father Christmas giving small girl large doll, the girl gives Father Christmas a kiss. C/U nurse and small girl watching. M/S Matron Rose and Father Christmas unpacking toy for boy in bed. C/U Father Christmas. M/S boy in bed with a Prairie Chuck wagon. M/S Matron with Father Christmas. M/S as a toy is presented to a little black boy in bed. C/U Father Christmas and Matron. C/U little girl in bed kissing large doll.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:25:44:00 / 01:33:54:00

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