Vintage Holiday Extravaganza: Rare Short Subjects and Commercials (1940)

Genres - Film, TV & Radio  |   Sub-Genres - Film & Television History  |   Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This offbeat holiday compilation features a combination of Christmas-themed cinematic television material and industrial short subjects, which all exude a distinctly nostalgic tone and feel. Highlights include: wartime clips in which iconic celebrities such as Cary Grant and Shirley Temple encourage viewers to purchase war bonds and Christmas seals; Christmas Around the World and Christmas Through the Ages, which, respectively, illustrate how Christmas has been celebrated in other cultures and during prior centuries; and A Present for Santa Claus, a depiction of a Middle American family and their holiday celebrations.

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Christmas, commercials, short-films, vintage