"Dear Santa, I Hope You Are Well..."

EXHIBITION : CHRISTMAS TV PAST

About this Item

A young girl gives her thoughts on Christmas from Henry Street, Dublin.

  • Title
    Dear Santa
  • 1st Broadcast
    22/12/1967
  • Contributor
    Frank Hall (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:20
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Newsbeat
  • Clip title
    "Dear Santa, I Hope You Are Well..."
  • Extended description

    A special filmed report from 'Newsbeat' showing a young girl exploring the sights and sounds of Christmas in Henry Street, Dublin.

    The voiceover features a young girl and reporter Frank Hall discussing what Santa Claus will bring her at Christmas and what Christmas means to her.

    Among the items she would like is a surprise in a box. Boys never get surprises she says. The young girl is shown wandering around Henry Street in Dublin city centre looking at decorated shop windows, toys and dolls and at the balloons and trinkets on offer on the street stalls.

  • Information

    'Newsbeat' was a half-hour feature programme which ran on television from Monday to Friday from September 1964 to June 1971. Reporting on stories from around the country, 'Newsbeat' covered affairs of the day with contributions from print journalists and RTÉ news staff.

    This report was broadcast 22 December 1967.

  • Local keywords
    Christmas, Dublin City Centre, Santa Claus, Henry Street, Toys, Shop windows, Balloons, Street Stalls, Dolls, Children
  • Geographical coverage
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1967
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P73/00067
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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