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Christmas is Coming


Series Name
British Movietone News


Issue No.
Date Released
13 Dec 1956
Date Other
Dec 1956
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1The Withdrawal Continues
  2. 2Report from Israel
  3. 3A Blonde and a Bottle
  4. 4Giant Tanker on Trail
  5. 5Stirling Moss Wins
  6. 6Christmas is Coming


Story No. within this Issue
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MOVIETONE CARD TITLE: Christmas Is Coming. DESCRIPTION: London in common with Britain’s other big cities never leave any doubt about the approach of Christmas. Gay street decorations and festive illuminations are the sure signs of the season. Meanwhile, preparations have been going on for weeks in the production of Christmas cards. Father Christmas, of course, has to be everywhere at once. He even keeps an eye on the turkeys, to see that they’re all in good shape. The shop windows are powerful magnets that lure the kids inside to get a close up of all the marvellous things on sale. There are even carnivals in the streets - no doubt about it Christmas is coming all right. SHOTLIST: Various shots along Regent Street showing Christmas decorations. Decorations on Selfridges. Slip pan to CU Christmas card showing Father Christmas. Various shots of Christmas cards being printed. CU couple of Christmas cards. Slip pan to Father Christmas walking through turkeys. MCU mass of turkeys, Father Christmas walking through turkeys. CU turkeys. Slip pan to toys in shop window. Children looking on. Slip pan to interior of shop. Boy looking at mechanical toy. Boy looking at ‘jack in the box’. Girl looking at fireman climbing a ladder. Girl looking at mechanical Mickey Mouse playing the xylophone. Man demonstrating plane on end of a stick to the boys. Father Christmas looking at a doll with a girl. Various shots of children. Boys and girls asking Father Christmas what they want for Christmas. Crowds waving. Various shots of a Christmas parade.
Celebrations and festivals
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Card file number
Geoffrey Sumner
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