Christmas is Coming (1951)

  • Description

    More films by Reiniger are available to buy as part of the BFI DVD 'Lotte Reiniger: The Fairy Tale Flims' - Long before the introduction of postcodes helped get our Christmas cards delivered on time, the GPO Film Unit commissioned animator Lotte Reiniger to produce several short promotional films using her silhouette technique, aimed at giving the public a gentle nudge. 'Christmas is Coming' sees a grumpy Santa threatening strike action; the day is saved thanks to St. Peter's calm assurances that this year us Brits will "post early for Christmas". (Simon McCallum) All titles on the BFI Films channel are preserved in the vast collections of the BFI National Archive. To find out more about the Archive visit
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  • Source

    BFI (Youtube)
  • License

    What does this mean? Standard Youtube License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Video
    Last modified: 8 years, 4 months ago
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    Picture Taken: Unknown
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