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Our Christmas 1941 - Spent at Daisy's and Dolly's
Our Christmas 1941 - Spent at Daisy's and Dolly's

Our Christmas 1941 - Spent at Daisy's and Dolly's 1941

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Our Christmas 1941 - Spent at Daisy's and Dolly's 1941

4 mins United Kingdom

"Who said we were rationed?", asks an opening intertitle in this wartime Christmas home movie showing deprivation overcome, for one splendid day at least. After a meal around a crowded table, a flourish of gifts are dispensed from a decorated model ship (in place of a Christmas tree) - along with a kiss for each recipient. Then it's off to Ern and Evelyn's for tea and a spot of table-tennis.

The film's main location may well be Harrow, as the final intertitle suggests. The home movies made by the extended Tigg -Osborne family span several generations of family life, many of which are held in the BFI National Archive.

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