This film is part of Free

The Great Expedition

Two young children skip school to do their Christmas shopping on Oxford Street.

Drama 1959 9 mins


Ghosts of Christmas shopping past: the sights and sounds of London's bustling West End in the run up to Christmas are beautifully observed in this delightful short. A young boy and girl skip school and venture into town for a secret Christmas shopping trip. Charming performances from the two young leads, plus captivating images of Oxford Street at the height of the 1950s consumer boom make for a real Christmas treat. How many of these once-celebrated high street emporia are still with us today?