Christmas Unwrapped: The History of Christmas (1997)

USA, December 1997
black and white, colour
mono, English

An American documentary with some fantasy scenes.


A look at the religious, popular and cultural history of Christmas.


History Channel
Executive Producer: Susan E. Leventhal
Executive Producer For History Channel: Charlie Maday
Producer: Alison Guss
Script: Alison Guss
Editor: Nancy Kennedy
Researcher: Christina Lowery

Harry Smith (narrator)
Reverend Forrest Church
Alan Dundes
Stephen Nissenbaum
Elaine Pagels
A.W. Purdue
Penne L. Restad
Leigh Eric Schmidt
Jean Shepherd

Includes extracts from
The Christmas Carol (1949)
A Christmas Story (1983)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1948)