This film is part of Free

Christmas 1949

Merry Christmas! Anyone up for a game of table tennis to work off the turkey?

Home movie 1949 4 mins Silent

From the collection of:

Logo for North West Film Archive


Christmas in the days before television was not dull, as you might imagine. In this fascinating film record of a Lancastrian family over the festive period, people enjoy games of pool and table tennis and the close perusal of a jigsaw, as well as indulging in the traditional seasonal activities of eating Christmas dinner, wearing paper hats, and sitting around, chatting and digesting.