About Christmas in a Day

A peep into the homes of families up and down the country at Christmas

Christmas in a Day is a beautifully moving document of who we were on 25th December 2012. Created by Academy Award-winning director Kevin Macdonald and Scott Free Productions, the film presents one of the few moments in the calendar when the whole nation steps back from ordinary life.

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Made possible by Sainsbury’s, the film was an experiment that might at the very least reveal something interesting about how Britain really celebrates Christmas, and in fact led to a remarkable insight into people’s lives and what matters most to them.

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The film is created from over 400 hours of festive footage submitted by people from all over the UK and supported by a series of trailers, appearing on TV from November 13th. The launch of the film on YouTube will follow a special premiere when the film will be presented to the filmmakers who have contributed.

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Film director Kevin Macdonald explained “My hope was that the film could be a unique and real way of revealing how Britain celebrates Christmas, which is why it was so important to me to receive footage from everywhere – from people’s homes, hospitals, the homeless and from all over the country.

“I was overwhelmed with the creativity and enthusiasm of people wanting to submit their own films and I feel that the finished film that everyone will be able to see on 29th November stands out for many reasons. It’s well-observed, funny, moving, and, above all, truthful.”

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