• Short Summary

    LAPPLAND, NORTHERN FINLAND

    In the frenetic swirl before Christmas, thousands of plump red-suited figures are seen in towns and cities around the world, each one purporting to be Santa Claus.

  • Description

    1. GV PAN "Santa Claus" being pulled by reindeer on sleigh through snow-covered forest. (2 SHOTS) 0.13
    2. SV Santa figure speaking on telephone to child (SOT). 0.25
    3. CU Hundreds of letters and cards to "Santa", waiting to be opened. 0.29
    4. CU & SV Secretary handles gifts and cards, and speaking. (SOT) (5 SHOTS) 1.25
    5. GV PAN Lapplander in traditional costume leads reindeer pulling Santa on sleigh. 1.41
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    Background: LAPPLAND, NORTHERN FINLAND

    In the frenetic swirl before Christmas, thousands of plump red-suited figures are seen in towns and cities around the world, each one purporting to be Santa Claus. But, to seek out the genuine article, you would have to travel into the snow-covered woodlands of Lappland, in northern Finland. Here, the visitor can actually see the familiar character, being pulled along in a reindeer-drawn sleigh. Thousands of letters, cards and small gifts have been flooding in to the cheery headquarters here of Santa Claus; so many that he needs a secretary to help sort the mail, which arrives in sackfuls each day. Santa Claus has a special phone number which children can use. Demand is so heavy he spends long spells on the phon each day, listening to children's Christmas wishes and requests. More than 100,000 cards and letters have arrived at Santa's headquarters this year, and almost three-quarters of these have already been answered.

    Source: YLE

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAELGP09VCBNICM7MLVQ00PCXLB
    Media URN:
    VLVAELGP09VCBNICM7MLVQ00PCXLB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/12/1982
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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