• Short Summary

    ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOMARY TALE, FATHER CHRISTMAS TRAVELS BY REINDEER SLEIGH. BUT IN AUSTRIA HE?

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN. FROM SNOW COVERED TREE AND SIGN "POSTAMT" PAN TO FATHER CHRISTMAS ACCOMPANIED BY POST OFFICIAL WITH SACK
    0.17

    2.
    SV CHILDREN
    0.18

    3.
    CU CHILDREN (3 SHOTS)
    0.25

    4.
    SV FATHER CHRISTMAS THROWS SWEETS TO CHILDREN
    0.31

    5.
    GV CROWD AROUND BALLOON
    0.34

    6.
    SV SACK INTO BASKET
    0.41

    7.
    SV CHILDREN WAVE
    0.42

    8.
    SV FATHER CHRISTMAS CLIMBS INTO BASKET
    0.48

    9.
    CU CHILDREN (3 SHOTS)
    0.53

    10.
    GV CROWD AROUND BALLOON
    0.56

    11.
    SVMAN AND CHILD
    0.58

    12.
    CU FATHER CHRISTMAS IN BASKET
    1.02

    13.
    LV BALLOON TAKES OFF
    1.19

    14.
    CU CHILDREN LOOK UP
    1.31

    15.
    GV BALLOON LEAVES
    1.34



    Initials JRG/S/MR/OS



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ACCORDING TO THE CUSTOMARY TALE, FATHER CHRISTMAS TRAVELS BY REINDEER SLEIGH. BUT IN AUSTRIA HE SOMETIMES USES A BALLOON.

    NOT QUITE ADAPTED TO THE SPACE AGE, SANTA HELPS GET THE BALLOON OFF THE GROUND BY JETTISONING SAND FROM A BAG STRAPPED ON THE BASKET.

    IT ALL HAPPENS IN THE VILLAGE OF CHRISTKINDL, A VILLAGE TUCKED AWAY IN THE FOOTHILLS OF UPPER AUSTRIA, NEAR LINZ. AN APPROPRIATE NAME FOR A VILLAGE AT CHRISTMAS, CHRISTKINDL MEANS LITTLE CHRIST CHILD. THE SNOW TUMBLES, THE CHURCH WEARS A MANTLE OF WHITE AND THE SQUARE IS PACKED WITH CHILDREN.

    FATHER CHRISTMAS EMERGES FIRST FROM THE VILLAGE POST OFFICE. BEHIND HIM, THROUGH THE SNOW, COME THE POST OFFICIALS LADEN WITH SACKS OF GIFTS AND MAIL. OVERHEAD, THE BALLOON BOBS IN THE AIR, ITS GAY COLOURS SLOWLY DISAPPEARING IN THE SNOWFALL.

    AND AFTER HANDING OUT A PILE OF PRESENTS, SANTA KLAUS, THE AERONAUT, TAKES THE MAIL WITH HIM ON BOARD AND DISAPPEARS INTO THE WINTRY SKY. THE MAIL COMES FROM ALL OVER AUSTRIA AND PLACES BEYOND ITS FRONTIERS. EACH LETTER HAS A SPECIAL STAMP SOLD TO HELP THE INTERNATIONAL PESTALOZZI FUND FOR ORPHANS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEX1QPOSRPC2VIZWIIOD4GBPQK
    Media URN:
    VLVAEX1QPOSRPC2VIZWIIOD4GBPQK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/12/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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