11 Facts About Christmas film


Many Christmas film stories have been adapted to movies and TV specials, and have been broadcast and repeated many times on TV.

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The story behind the Christmas film carol "Silent Night" and the story of "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus" are two examples.

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One notable television special usually seen at Christmas film was Amahl and the Night Visitors, commissioned by NBC and telecast annually in the US from 1951 to 1966.

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Christmas film Day begins at 12 at night with the showing of Midnight Mass on the BBC.

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The 2007 Doctor Who Christmas film special was 71 minutes as opposed to the standard 45 minutes, was broadcast six months after the third series had finished and four months before the fourth series started.

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Stand-alone Christmas film specials are popular, from newly created animated shorts and movies to repeats of those that were popular in previous years, such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas film.

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NBA games airing on network television on Christmas film Day are notable because it is the day the first NBA games air on network television each season.

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Christmas film specials based on classical music have been well received.

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Frequently, the first song played on an "all-Christmas film" station is the popular tune It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas film.

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Gospel singer Cliff Richard is a fixture of Christmas film charts, appearing nearly every year, and subsequently being mocked for doing so.

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In more recent years the Christmas film chart has been dominated by the winner of The X Factor and various social media backed records aimed to hijack the charts.

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