Happy Christmas Eve, kiddies of all ages. I hope your holidays are shaping up to be the best celebration ever. To keep with the spirit of the season, I present to you the final two silent Christmas shorts.
The first is 1907’s “A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in Santa Claus”. Directed by J. Searle Dawley and Edwin S. Porter, this fourteen minute film tells the story of a young wealthy boy, who goes to drastic lengths, to help a poor, young girl, who doesn’t believe in Saint Nicholas. This one is an attention grabber and must be seen for oneself. No spoilers here.
My next and the final film selection for 2020 is “The Night Before Christmas” (1905). The nine minute short was also directed by Edwin S. Porter. This storytelling is an adaption of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” by Clement Clark Moore. Here, we see Santa prepare for his nights journey, to deliver toys and goodies for all the boys and girls of the world. This one is a timeless delight.
Both “A Little Girl Who Did Not Believe in Santa Claus” and “The Night Before Christmas” can be viewed on YouTube for free. I hope you enjoy these two vintage classics.
Before I wrap up, I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a joyous, peaceful, and Blessed New Year!