Short Films

These are the short films that were often sold for the home market usually in 16mm or 8mm reel to reel format.
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1.
A Present for Santa Claus (1947 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
 
2.
Howdy Doody's Christmas (1951 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
 
3.
Christmas Fairy Tale (1961 Short Film)
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A little girl imagines that the nursery rhyme characters in her book have come to life, and sees the story of "The Littlest Snowman" as well. (12 mins.)
Director: Jean Downing
 
4.
Santa Claus Story (1945 Short Film)
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Santa comes down the chimney, awakens the children and tells them stories. (10 mins.)
 
5.
A Christmas Fantasy (1962 Short Film)
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(9 mins.)
Director: John Feeney
 
6.
Santa Claus' Punch and Judy (1948 Short Film)
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(9 mins.)
 
7.
Merry Christmas (1950 Short Film)
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Santa's elves at the North Pole are making toys for good girls and boys, while back in the suburbs a family stands around the Christmas tree singing carols. (9 mins.)
 
8.
Santa and the Fairy Snow Queen (1951 Short Film)
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One of Santa Claus' "brownies" (elves) introduces the story of the Fairy Snow Queen, who plays a trick... (26 mins.)
Director: Sid Davis
 
9.
The Home of Santa Claus (1950 Documentary)
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(8 mins.)
 
10.
The Christmas Dream (1946 Short Film)
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Christmas has arrived. As a little girl and her parents enter the room, the little girl finds all kinds of toys under the Christmas Tree... (11 mins.)
 
11.
The Little Lamb: A Christmas Story (1955 Short Film)
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A lamb that had wandered off plays a significant part in the Nativity. (9 mins.)
 
12.
The Little Match Girl (1954 Short Film)
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(8 mins.)
 
13.
The Night Before Christmas (1946 Short Film)
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A live-action visualization of the poem, blended with animation. (8 mins.)
 
14.
Silent Night: The Story of the Christmas Carol (1953 Short Film)
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(13 mins.)
 
15.
Cavalcade of Archery (1946 Short Film)
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The famous archer, Howard Hill, demonstrates his skill with various trick shots. (8 mins.)
Director: Howard Hill
 
16.
Cruise of the Zaca (1952 Documentary)
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Actor Erroll Flynn takes a group of scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography on an expedition to the South Seas aboard his schooner, The Zaca. (17 mins.)
Director: Errol Flynn
 
17.
Operation Wonderland (1951 Documentary)
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(11 mins.)
 
18.
Defense Against Invasion (1946 Short Film)
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A doctor persuades a group of boys to be vaccinated by explaining how it will protect them against disease. (13 mins.)
 
19.
Four Methods of Flush Riveting (1942 Documentary)
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Four methods of flush-riveting aircraft aluminum sheet-metal are described and illustrated. (10 mins.)
Director: James Algar
 
20.
Stop That Tank! (1942 Documentary)
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Military training film describing the characteristics and details of operation of the Boys MK.1 Anti Tank Rifle. (22 mins.)
 
21.
The Long and Short of It (2003 Short Film)
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A workman gets some unexpected help from two people of vastly different sizes. (5 mins.)
Director: Sean Astin