Sights of Christmas Season in Manhattan, New York City and in Germany
New York City USA Date:1966, December Duration:3 min 28 sec Sound:Yes
(Note: silent until TC: 2:06) Scenes of bright lights and decorations in Manhattan, New York City, during the Christmas season in 1966. Closeup of lights on the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center. Lights and decorations on a fountain and building fronts. Christmas decorations in department store and shop windows. Elaborate toys and decorations including a carousel with decorative white horses carrying wrapped gift packages. Artificial animals, including an elephant that moves its trunk. Dancing stringed puppets in an Alpine setting. Miniature choir boys perched in front of organ pipes. An American boys' choir singing "Silent Night" inside a church. Panning closeups of the boys singing with open hymn books. At TC: 2:06, sound track starts being heard, as a pageant is being shown, possibly in Germany, with a choir of German boys singing "Silent Night" in German. While they sing in the background, a group of children step from a building, carrying torches. They proceed down a snow covered hill. Children stand in snow by a bonfire and look at a fir tree covered in snow. Children carrying candles wave at an elderly woman looking out from a window. Pan to closeup of Virgin Mary and child decorating a Christmas tree.
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