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  • Short Summary

    Winter delights with Christmas trees, holly, mistletoe, snow and ice.

  • Description

    Item title reads:" "Yuletide Joys". Christmas trees, holly, mistletoe - in abundance - come to town."


    M/S snowy scene as a man drives a horse drawn sleigh, laden with Christmas trees, up a hill in a forest, A long line of open rail trucks loaded with Christmas trees moves towards camera.
    Intertitles read: "its cheaper and nicer this way."
    M/S men and women in town style coats. The people, somewhere in the country, cut large branches of holly from the hedges. A young woman is seen up a ladder. She gets a mistletoe clump and steps down a few rungs and kisses the young men holding the ladder steady. People walk along a snowy lane carrying their holly. Pan across a group of men as they tie the large branches of holly to bikes and cars.
    Intertitles read: "No need to go to Switzerland for winter sports "
    M/S of a group standing on a hillside. They help kids set off on toboggans. There are various shots of people on sledges, on a downhill run. One goes on her front. Skiers stand ready, and one skier goes past camera, wearing an ordinary coat.
    M/S people on the ice in town. A woman in a coat, carrying a briefcase gets ready for a big slide across the ice. A boy on skates plays with a large dog. Four men skate together with their arms crossed over, then skate holding hands, arms outstretched, with lovely smooth rhythm. (01:19:27)
    M/S men break the ice. A man in a swimming trunks, gets in, takes a few strokes then takes huge chunks of ice and chucks them about. Another slides in and ducks under the water. Not a pretty sight.
    A man is seen on a roof, where a burst pip has caused the ice to freeze over a hopper drain. He uses a blow lamp to melt it. M/S exterior of a house with strange ice formation from a burst pipe.

    Note: VHS Sleeve title indicates G 1455. The skating is lovely and quirky. The men swimming in the ice is hilarious - you might want ice in your drink but this is ridiculous. Have they lost their marbles to jump into freezing water like that?

    Note: VHS Sleeve title indicates G 1455. No ski wear or sunglasses here. Lots of fun in the snow and a lovely mistletoe kiss, although the film quality is poor.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:15:18:00 / 01:21:15:00
    G 1461

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