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"In this picture you see Santa Claus enter the room from the fireplace and proceed to trim the tree. He then fills the stockings that were previously hung on the mantle by the children. After walking backward and surveying his work, he suddenly darts at the fireplace and disappears up the chimney. This film surprises everyone, and leaves them to wonder how old Kris disappears." Written by Lubin Films (1907)

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The earliest known film appearance of Santa Claus. See more »

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Cinema's first X-mas (web)
10 September 2016 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

In 1898, the cinema is still a baby and it seems it's happy to play with its first gifts: the special effects! Back then, it was a true art that asked for inspiration, craft and intelligence! A bit like a Lynch's movie, here we got vision, mysterious drape and a fantasy character! But don't be afraid, as written in the title (again an innovation), it's only our dear good and friendly Santa!

Thus, this time, it's an English movie as it was then mostly AngloSaxon culture! It's great to see how the home were furnished: the chimney was used to heat but only in upper classes buildings!

Finally, the camera is still motionless and like the future security one, shots what happens in front of....


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