• Short Summary

    People getting ready for Christmas - crowded shops.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "XMAS WEEK NEARS".

    London.

    General view of Selfridges store in Oxford Street, showing model clowns and Christmas trees. Angle shot one clown and one Christmas Tree. Long shot of heads of queue and notice 'Massed Bands of the Guards'. Father Christmas and His Lucky Parcels. High angle shot of crowded toy fair at Gamages in Holborn. High angle shot nearer father carrying child through crowds. Close up shot of father carrying little girl with balloon. People at counter. Close up shot of father carrying little girl. Model of massed bands marching, chid looking at it. Girl assistant demonstrating 'movie' doll. Long shot of kids watching dancing doll. Nearer shot of the children watching a dancing doll. Boy sticks pin into balloon. Man seals it up. Small boy in cowboy outfit riding hobby horse. Other children watch. Close up shot of small boy chuckling. Man loaded with Christmas parcels walking along pavement. Close up shot of man putting down parcels. Man walks into pub leaving small boy to look after parcels on ground.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    1444.02
    Media URN:
    47219
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1948
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:38:00 / 01:03:42:00
    Canister:
    48/99

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