1st Christmas Movie

Santa Claus (1898) – George Albert Smith

The 1st Christmas movie, and containing the 1st depiction of Santa Claus on film: Santa Clause by George Albert Smith is believed to also be cinema’s earliest known example of parallel action. It is one of the most visually and conceptually sophisticated films made up to this point in history.

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A Christmas Carol – The 1st Film Version

Scrooge; or Marley’s Ghost (1901) – Walter R. Booth

“Scrooge; or, Marley’s Ghost” is the oldest known film adaptation of Charles Dickens’ 1843 novel “A Christmas Carol”. Only about half of the original film has survived. It was shown to King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra at Sandringham House in December 1901 in a Royal Command Performance.

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