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Reference number: 3516

Date: 1964

Director: [filmed by Nan Taggart]

Sound: silent

Original format: 16mm

Colour: col

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.28 mins

Description: Family Christmas from the mid 1960s.

Taggart family owned a granite yard up until 1956 when they sold up, bought a farm at Marywell on Deeside and moved from the city to the rural life. Both mother, Nannie, and daughter Nan, chronicled the early years of their new lives on the farm on film. Nan Taggart and cousin Glen Ross interviewed about the films on THE WAY IT WAS, Grampian TV, transmitted October / November 1994.

Shotlist: [col]Christmas with Morag and Lesley shots of two young girls looking in toy shops windows at Christmas time, interspersed with shots of Christmas lights in a town(1.04)shot of Christmas tree with presents underneath, shots of Christmas cards, shots of little girls placing letters to Santa up the chimney, shots of girls getting into bed and mother reading them a story(2.12)shot of clock being spun forward and Santa placing sack of presents by the chimney, shot of Santa drinking milk left for him, shot of him writing Thanks in soot on the fire place(2.56)shot of clock being spun forward(3.01)shots of girls unwrapping their presents of Sindy doll, nurses uniform and a sledge(3.54)shot of girl in nurses uniform playing with her mother, shots of mother and father unwrapping their presents(4.15)shots of girls showing off presents to the camera, shots of mother and father looking on(5.23)The End (5.28)