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Christmas Greetings

A Cleveland family ring in the festive season with Bucks Fizz. But this family Christmas is not what it seems.

Amateur film 1983 8 mins Silent

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Christmas comes but once a year … or does it? Betty Cook decides to re-stage the rituals of Christmas Day when some of the family can’t make it home to Middlesbrough for the real festivities. So come July, the family break out the Bucks Fizz and gather to unwrap their Barry Manilow and Elaine Paige LPs.

As President of the Cleveland Cine Society and the North East Cine Society, Betty Cook was immersed in local amateur film production and made her own home movies from the1960s through to the 1980s.