Tell Santa What You Want For Christmas

EXHIBITION : CHRISTMAS TV PAST

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Presenter Frank Hall dresses up as Santa Claus and asks children at Switzers department store on Grafton Street in Dublin what they want for Christmas.

  • Title
    Christmas at Switzers
  • 1st Broadcast
    22/12/1967
  • Contributor
    Frank Hall (Presenter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:01:11
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Newsbeat
  • Clip title
    Tell Santa What You Want For Christmas
  • Extended description

    'Newsbeat' visits a festive Grafton St in Dublin in this Christmas special. Dressed up as Santa Claus, presenter Frank Hall interviews children in Switzers department store. They tell him what they hope to get under the tree on Christmas morning. Their requests include everything from slippers to surprises.

  • Information

    'Newsbeat' was a half-hour feature programme presented by Frank Hall and ran for 7 years from September 1964 to June 1971. 'Newsbeat' went out from Monday to Friday on RTÉ television and reported on current affairs and issues of local interest from around Ireland. The final programme was broadcast on the 11 June, 1971.

  • Local keywords
    Christmas, Newsbeat, Switzers, Grafton Street, Dublin, Santa Claus, Frank Hall
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland, Dublin
  • 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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