Demon Christmas in Austria

Australia, 1987

Film
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Episode number 9 of Series “A World of Festivals”.
Christmas festivities in the small Austrian town of Altenmarkt begin early in December as St. Nicholas visits all the children in the town, accompanied by the Grumpus, the evil spirits of winter and the dark. The celebrations culminate in a parade through the town during which the mischief making Grumpus are driven out by the Perchtens, good spirits who announce the coming of spring.

Credits

director

David E. Barrow

producer

Joy Barrow

production company

Barinder Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:30:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

37400

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Austria

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Christmas

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Festivals - Europe

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Travel

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Natural history

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Christmas

History → History

Places → Austria

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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