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Lee Mannering
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Dare I mention the word Christmas?

It would be interesting to compile on here as complete as possible listing of 8mm films issued with a Christmas theme to perhaps assist newer film collectors in a quest for seasonal titles.

Here goes, that's not a title by the way!

A Walt Disney Christmas 400ft
Burns & Allen Christmas Show 600ft
Sherlock Holmes Case of the Christmas Pudding 600ft
Christmas around the world 200ft
Christmas under fire 200ft
Christmas comes but once a year 200ft
Christmas Visitor 200ft
Der Schneemann 400ft
Christmas wishes from the stars 50ft
Goodwill to Men 200ft
Good King Wenceslas 200ft
The Night before Christmas 200ft
The Snowman 600ft
Donald Duck on Ice 200ft
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer 200ft
Seasins Greetinks 200ft
Snow 200ft
Snow White Betty Boop 200ft
The Bible 400ft
Where Jesus Walked 400ft
The Little match girl 200ft
Mickeys Christmas Carol 600ft

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Tom Photiou
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Peace on Earth,
White Christmas Trailer,
Miracle on 34th Street Trailer,
Pluto's Christmas Tree,
Thank you very much, (Scrooge excerpt in scope),

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Andrew Woodcock
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All of what's on Lee and Tom's list plus of course The full length 600ft Derann version of "The Small One" plus Madagascar Penguins Christmas Capers oh and the snowman if not already mentioned.

I reckon you could start a film show at 8am on Christmas morning and go right through to the evening with what's out there on 8mm for the Christmas period.

Ah yes sorry Lee, Snowman already included, my mistake.

For features we have "A Christmas Carol" and "It's A Wonderful Life" to name just a few oh and of course wasn't the original Die Hard set at Christmas time?

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Lee Mannering
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Forgot a very important hilarious one...

BIG BUSINESS 400ft Laurel & hardy

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Steve Klare
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I was going to mention "Big Business", Lee.

It's kind of everything Christmas isn't supposed to be!

-kind of teaching by "BAD" example!

Between this one and "Two Tars" we have a line we use whenever something goes wrong around the house: "WHO Started all THIS?!!!"

Back in Cub Scout days we showed "The Small One" (600 Ft.) to our Cub Den, I'll always remember it because the film really grabbed the kids, quieted them down and had them paying attention.

-That takes some doing.

Some of the best Christmas movies I have are ones I shot with my first movie camera when I was a teenager. Mom and Dad subsidized a couple of rolls of Ektachrome 160 every December and I produced a family classic. Those of us still here, and even a few that weren't at the time get together and enjoy seeing things the way they were all those years ago.

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Lee Mannering
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Wonderful memories Steve.. Amazing the links we carry with our own home movies and settling round a home movie projector over oh so many years, all extremely special. Our childhood Christmas's were very simple family gatherings in the 60's along with Dads special film screening we looked forward to so much, wondering what film he had hired from the library.

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Paul Adsett
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There is absolutely nothing that can compare with a Christmas Eve or Christmas day family film show, using our own favourite films and 'reel' film projectors.

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Tom Photiou
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If only Bad Santa was on super 8mm. Hehe, one of the funniest ever Xmas movies, for adults only though. [Wink]

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Joe Taffis
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My definitive one is the Tom & Jerry MGM 200' Night Before Christmas, that may be the same one that Lee has already listed... [Smile]

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Osi Osgood
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We have that "A Christmas Carol" (1951) feature as well, wonderful viewing every year!

Also, another fairly rare super 8 Christmas title from Blackhawk ...

"How the Animal's Discovered Christmas"

Sadly, I think that all the printings of this specific title suffer from not being printed on low fade stock (Ours has a slight fade), but still a fun watch from the golden era of Children's educational films that used to be shown in classrooms many years ago, that were a part of Blackhawk's curious releases.

I think it was listed, but Blackhawks release of "The Littlest Angel", and this one DID make it onto LPP film stock (yay!)

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Kevin Clark
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An excellent topic Lee - here are some more Christmas / Winter themed films on Super 8 from my collection:

Lady & The Tramp Derann 'scope feature
Home Alone trailer
Toy Tinkers
Donald's Snow Fight
Snowdrift At Bleath Gill
12 Days Of Christmas (Sheila Graber)
Santa's Workshop
Mice Follies T&J
Snow Business Sylvester & Tweety Pie

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Andrew Woodcock
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Didn't Sheila used to give advice on animation in Movie Maker Kevin?

I'd completely overlooked the fact that of course, Lady is a Christmas themed film. Maybe Mr Adsett should add it to his Christmas Day viewing list Also! [Wink]

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Lee Mannering
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Many years ago we had Sheila as guest speaker at our film festival, I had the pleasure of projecting her memorable films at the time.

Ginger Nutts Christmas Circus 200ft sound Walton [Big Grin]

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Andrew Woodcock
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was she in Movie Maker Lee?

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Kevin Clark
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Hello Andrew

Sheila Graber was regularly featured in Movie Maker and I think Film Making too as a 10 Best winner and artist / animation tutor.

Another of her excellent films ideal for Christmas is 'The Boy And The Cat' released on Super 8 by DCR.

Also a nice Super 8 Disney one to look out for is 'Once Upon A Wintertime'

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