Sometimes, the best holiday gifts can be the most unexpected. Such are these, two of many short offerings that the generous people at the British Film Institute have placed under the big YouTube tree.
Here are two of them, beginning with G.A. Smith's 1898 short Santa Claus:
Now look at Christmas under very different — and less–idyllic — circumstances, in the 1941 piece Christmas Under Fire:
Both films are the property of the British Film Institute.
May you have the Happiest of Holidays, yea, even in times such as what we face today.
Philip David Morgan.