Christmas in a Day – the full film – directed by Kevin Macdonald | Sainsbury’s

Christmas in a Day – the full film – directed by Kevin Macdonald | Sainsbury’s

Christmas. Noun, festival
of Christ’s birth 25th December. Devoted especially
to family reunion and merry-making. I’m not usually as excited
but I am right now. # They said
there’ll be snow at Christmas # # They said
there’ll be peace on earth # # But instead
it just kept on raining # # A veil of tears
for the virgin birth # # I remember one Christmas morning # # A winter’s light
and a distant choir # # And the peal of a bell
and that Christmas tree smell # # And their eyes full
of tinsel and fire # Wow!
Christmas tree. Easy steps to a beautiful tree. Fitting pole wrap
the 1st row of branches, we’ve been doing this
for about 8 years now. There’s a lot of it to remember. There’s space. There’s space there. Oh. I have the pleasure
to present to you all the Norwegian Christmas tree 2012
in Trafalgar Square. Merry Christmas. Whoo! It’s not going on. The geese don’t know it,
but this is their last day on earth. Tomorrow I am going to be
getting them oven ready. It’s not something
I feel great about. But then again, I want to have
goose for my Christmas dinner, so I have to do it. Hi, I’m Riley, I’m going
to show you my 43rd calendar, I will show you right now. Twenty third. Twenty third I mean. It’s 24th. It’s 24th. Nothing in there. But have you eaten
the chocolate already. Mm-mm. What have you bought mum? Cillit bang. Why? Because she is real
good at cleaning, so I just want to
make it easier for her. Trying to find the end
of this tape is [] impossible. Do you think I should do this. Yes. # He’s gone 2000 miles # [You’re nice looking better than me.] # Is very far # # The snow is falling down # # It’s colder day by day # # I miss you # # The children will sing # # “He’ll be back at Christmas time”# Right. Everyone, we’re gonna wish your dad
a Merry Christmas in Afghanistan. Millie, are you gonna say it first? Hi, dad. Hoping you have
a good time out there. Merry Christmas
and love you loads, James. Beth? Hi, dad. I just wish you could
be here for Christmas and miss you lots and lots. Lots of love, Bethany. Millie? I wish that, I want daddy. Say Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Hi, babes, miss and love you loads, wish you could be here for Christmas. Hope you’re okay. Keep smiling and we’ll see you soon. The kids are going to sing
a Christmas song for you. # On the first day of Christmas # # My true love sent to me # # A partridge in a pear tree # So I’m on my way to the station now. This time tomorrow
will be nice, sunny Tenerife Say mum, do you mind
if I plan going away for Christmas and won’t be with you? I just hope you have
to nice, warm time. I don’t mind my daughter
going away for Christmas. I just think
while she’s young and free, she should make the most
of every opportunity she can. Bye, mum. Bye. # On that starry Christmas Eve,
Santa came to say… # That’s a different one. Daddy! Daddy! Daddy! I missed you. You know how amazing it must
have been in those days. That the son of God was birthed here. That very Jesus is coming back again. The same Jesus,
not as a baby but as a king. Write it on the greatest white board. # What will go into
the Christmas Stocking # # While the clock on the mantelpiece
goes tick-tocking? # # Tick-tock, tick-tock # # An orange, a penny # # Some sweets, not too many # # A book and a top # # And a grocery shop # # Come morning you’ll wake
to the clock’s tick-tocking # # And that’s what you’ll find
in the Christmas Stocking # What []
before the Christmas? Mince pie. Mince pie. And he’s going to have
a bit of a drink, isn’t he? What drink?
Lemonade. Not milk? Yeah, some milk. Luke, what you made? A cake. And who is it for?
Santa. He has to eat it. When? When he comes down the chimney. Has he got anything
for the reindeers? Carrots and some water. Why has he got six? ‘Cause there’s six reindeers. I thought there was eight reindeers. One of them is missing
because Rudolph []? Right. That’s Rudolph and he’s… Maybe you could leave
some water in a bowl. Yeah. Like we did with Bonzy.
Yeah. So we could do that for the deers. Well, we need [] bowls
for all the deers. Well, you get. We don’t even need
to put out eight bowls. We just put out water,
they can share it. Oh, I’ve dropped
Santa’s biscuit, pick it up. What else are you gonna do? I’m gonna chill and relax
and let Santa come and do all the presents
and mommy and daddy… put the biscuit on the plate. Mommy and daddy are gonna
go to bed and relax. Is that all we’re doing? Yes, it is. So is Santa going to
bring you presents, Joel? Yes. But you have to be a good boy. What did mummy tell you? I’m scared that Father Christmas
is not coming to my house and not giving any presents. You’re scared that Father
Christmas is not coming? Why? Fine. I’m a bad girl, I won’t get any presents for Christmas. You’re not a bad girl You’re not a bad girl. I am! Come on, Father Christmas
is going to come. Isn’t he? I don’t know. You can track Santa. He was last spotted
in Edinburgh, Scotland, and he’s headed
for Belfast, Northern Ireland. Wow, look how many gifts
he’s delivered. What time is he gonna be here? We don’t know. Nobody knows when he comes. Can’t they keep tracking Santa? So you’re gonna wake up
really early in the morning? Yes.
Hopefully. Maybe.
Not really. I’m going to wake by 7:00. Wait till she sees that. I’ll go to see you and dad
and tell you if there’s no presents, if there’s presents or not. And if there is presents,
I’m going to show him. Dad, keep tracking Santa. Samuel’s stocking. It’s his first Christmas. Goodnight.
Goodnight. See you in the morning. And Santa… You first get to sleep. Night-night, Mickie. See you in the morning for Christmas. You’re gonna love it. Night-night. Here we are on
a very wet Christmas Eve night, going to Midnight Mass,
which is exciting because I’ve not done
the Midnight Mass before and also to the sermon which I hope is all right
for the good people of Sussex because what I’m exploring
is why Mary had to have her baby, well, in a stable
amongst the animals, in the animals area of a Jewish home. And I’m suggesting that that might be because a baby was at least conceived and very possibly
born out of wedlock, so I think that goes down all right and isn’t perceived
to be not Christmassy enough, but we’re going to try
and have a swift half in the pub, the appropriately named Star,
so we’re following Yonder Star. Yeah. Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. You sinners and gentlemen. Oh, geese, just go to bed. Oh, stop it now,
you’re being silly Just go to your birdy beds. I just feel excited I put
the geese away and hens away. I was having a little cry. I want to kill
the geese as efficiently and as humanely as I possibly can and I’m confident I can do that. I’m just sparing a thought
for taking life, I guess. So after three, one, two, three. Merry Christmas! As you can see,
it’s 25 past 1 in the morning on Christmas day and I can’t sleep. My husband and my daughter
are both in bed. So what I’m gonna do is I’m going to send
some Christmas greetings to some famous people. I mean, the power
of internet and Twitter means you can do that, can’t you? You can basically speak
to anyone you want to. So, that’s me. Simon Cowell, Merry Christmas Simon. I’m gonna wish a Merry Christmas
to Ant and Dec ’cause I like Ant and Dec Oh We’re gonna open it now. It’s actually… Let’s have a look at what time it is. It’s actually like 2 minutes to 6,
I’m so excited. I’m just going to open it really. It’s Christmas day! I fell asleep and it’s Christmas day. Merry Christmas. It’s Christmas. Guess who’s been to visit? Shannon, Shannon,
who’s been to visit? Santa. Aren’t you excited? # All I want for Christmas
is my two front teeth # # My two front teeth,
my two front teeth # # Gee, if I could only have
my two front teeth # # Then I could wish you,
Merry Christmas # # It seems so long
since I could say # # “Sister Suzy
sitting on a thistle” # # Gosh, oh gee # # How happy I’d be # # If I could only “whistle” # He’s drunk the milk,
eaten the mince pie and Rudolph has eaten the carrot. That sounds good. Which ones are yours? Yay. I hope it’s going to be iPad. An iPad? What you got? Drawing game. A drawing– It’s a stencil set. It’s a Disney stencil set. I’ll see if this one’s iPad. I don’t think that one’s an iPad. What’s Christmas all about? Toys! Oh, dear. # If I could only
have two front teeth # # Then I could wish you
Merry Christmas # # Christmas # Here we are. You’re all right. Here we are. It’s okay. Such a relief to get
the geese all killed. It wasn’t as bad
as I thought it would be. It was actually
very simple, very easy. Andrew pulled off a few heads
by pulling too hard. You know, just because we wanted
to make sure they were dead. Anyway, now the tricky part
is all the plucking. And geese are not that big,
underneath it’s all feathers, so I thought we’d be eating
geese soup for [] Christmas but now there’s eight meals there. Next year we’ll go to supermarket
to get these. This is nice. Nice invigorating way
to start your day. The only people mad enough
to be out today are dog walkers. Not a soul on the beach. They must all be at home
unwrapping their presents. Look at that rainbow. Merry Christmas. Oh, look at that. I’ve been dying to give this to you. Thank you. I think you leave that on
because it makes it spray. Oh, thank you, Matt. All Cillit Bang. Isn’t that nice? Yeah. It’s bigger. Oh, my God. My God. That is Prada. Oh, my God. You spoiled little thing. Oh, my God. Do you like the colour? Did you pick that? Oh, no, no, no, it’s just,
just some radiator keys! Yeah! Let him do it. Yes. What’s in there? Oh, this is a fantastic watch. I hope you’re not expecting
anything from Will. He hasn’t really been
in a position to go shopping. Wish I could. I know you wish you could. Best Christmas present
I could possibly have is you getting better,
getting stronger. It’s wonderful to see you soon. Christmas time. Next Christmas, you will be with us. I just found out that I’m not
getting a Canon DSLR Christmas. And it’s really upsetting me
’cause I really, really wanted it. And I wanted it for so long now, but it’s not really
about the presents, it’s about being with family
and celebrating because there’s people
around the world that probably don’t get what I get. So, life goes on, yes,
and if my family is happy, then I’m happy. Christmas is good, so yeah. It’s always nice. Hurry up. Hurry up.
Haven’t got all day. It’s for people to see. Why are you crying? Smile whilst you can. Wow! Look, everybody, she got it. Didn’t think she was
gonna get it, did you? Oh, look. Everybody, Camara is speechless. Merry Christmas. What’s wrong? It’s lovely. I take it you’re happy. Feels lovely. Snowing. Merry Christmas. Look at the snow, it’s lovely. Merry Christmas. # We wish you a merry Christmas
and a happy new year # Quick gulp. And what are we drinking? I don’t care. I don’t know what it’s called. Yeah, it’s Parisienne. Yeah. Very nice actually. You got one down to three
because it’s gone down very quickly. When you’ve had
your Parisienne cocktail or two, what you need is a nice,
nice drop of scotch to go with it. All right. Cheers, everyone. Merry Christmas. Not too big though. I’m miserable because
you just drunk my drink and I have to make
myself another one. Not as nice as the one
that was made earlier that you drunk both of,
but it will do. []. Pushing really hard. # Happy birthday to you # # Happy birthday to you # # Happy birthday dear Doris # # Happy birthday to you # What’s that? This is to Aunty Doris. Happy birthday, love, Janice,
Pete, Mark, Lynn, Katie. I’m gonna look at those. You are good, yes. Yes. Can we get three cheers for Doris? Hip hip hurray! Hip hip hurray! Hip hip hurray! Well done. That’s you.
You hold that and I’ll hold you. Yes. And if you’ll go down,
we’ll all go down together. Well, that’s what
does happen, isn’t it? It does, yes.
Yes. Christmas day here
is just a regular day, nothing special
it’s a Jewish kosher hotel. and the only thing that I can say that was special
about this day is that I had two people being
really pissed off at the fact that there is no public transport because they thought
they’re coming to London and it’s Christmas
and it’s going to be so happy and people are gonna
celebrate the holiday. What they didn’t know is that
Christmas is a very quiet day. I was having my coffee
and then I had guests coming and they needed
their luggage in their room, so I have to do it myself
because it’s Christmas and my maintenance person
is not here. So me, Iris, 34,
carrying suitcases for a living. Thank you. And it’s not just any suitcase. It’s actually
the biggest suitcase ever. So we’re in the post present. Here’s my dad. Hello. What was your favourite present, dad? All of them. Oh, don’t be annoying. My new music I have to say.
My new music. Enjoys his music.
It’s always best. What was your best present, grandma? All of them. All of them. Refuses to comment. She got some nice hand towels,
though, didn’t you? Dan, this is my lovely husband Dan. Hi, love. And what was your best present? I got two.
Yeah. One of them is this fabulous jumper
that you bought for me. And the other one is that
bottle of whiskey down there which will surely be just
a bottle with no whiskey in it. We’ve all had lots of champagne. Let’s go and find Pixie,
and see what she got. I got some fabulous things
including some earrings and makeup, eyelash curlers and other
traditionally lame girl things. Hello. Hello. Merry Christmas. Right. Where is Pixie? Pixie, what did you get? What was your best present? Bow and arrow. Say it loud. Bow and arrow. You got a bow and arrow. What else did you get? Barbie graveyard. A Barbie graveyard. Let’s see your Barbie graveyard. Nick made this for you, didn’t he? You said you wanted one. And motel don’t sell Barbie
graveyards, so that’s that. Christmas lunch
is not a difficult meal to prepare but it does require perfect timing. Now to achieve that, I have the traditional
Christmas spreadsheet. This ensures that the timing
is absolutely perfect and it all comes together
at 1 o’clock. If it doesn’t all come together
at 1 o’clock, it’s going to be a total disaster. # Jingle bells, jingle bells # # Jingle all the way # # Oh! What fun it is to ride # # In a one-horse open sleigh # # Jingle bells, jingle bells # # Jingle all the way # # Oh! What fun it is to ride # # In a one-horse open sleigh # So it’s midway through Christmas day
and we just got a power cut. The turkey is ruined. No phones. Our neighbours have just told us that power outage
spans the whole county, so it looks like a lot of people are
going to be having barbecue turkey. How is it got then? – Good.
– Good? Although I messed up the timing
because when I’m using the back, you switched off the timer. switched it off, I’m not sure about
the timing anymore. Of course that’s ready in 12 minutes. – Is it?
– No. We’re not eating [] at all. One hour eighty five,
that’s not right, that’s one hour sixty. I can’t, I don’t know. 2 hours 25, No it won’t be ready for another You like carol vorderman don’t you? Yeah, the alcohol is gonna
really concentrate your mind. Right, there we go. Torture implements. The ritual of the bird. And lift. Should we get
a food-loving shot of that? Did you get that? Yeah, we did. The carnivore’s paradise. Mmm. Bacon. We did it. So how do you feel about the goose
being in the pond a few days ago? Do you mind that we’re eating it now? I don’t really mind. I didn’t really get to know
the geese properly anyway. Let’s get this started. Let’s get this party started. # Oh, come let us adore him # Still picking on the [], mum? This is something healthy. This is how you’re healthy. That looks superb. Well, it did all come together
at 1 o’clock. Say cheers. Happy Christmas. One, two three, four. While you’re brighter looking… What sort of teeth
can sing in a high voice? What do you call a dog
with a bunch of daisy’s on it’s head? Why did the crow where a bell? What do you call someone
who makes clothes for rabbits? Dresser. Thank god for crackers This will be a really
awkward dinner otherwise. Thank you very much, everybody. Good. It’s very tasty. It ought to be Don’t you keep looking
on the negative side, I think it’s rather warm. Why don’t you put that
in the micro, Stuart, if you find it too cold? Sorry, I put a lot of effort in to get everything ready so it’s all hot at the same time. That’s hot, sweetheart. I apologise to them Okay. So that’s it,
you apologise and it’s done. Here you go. Thank you. # Merry Christmas # # Merry Christmas # # That only comes one time a year # # Merry Christmas, merry Christmas # Merry Christmas, Sam and Tiffany. Merry Christmas, Sam and Tiffany. Merry Christmas.
Oh, so you’re lighting candle. That’s where you went. Merry Christmas, Sam and Tiffany, and Colby and Tubbs
and Gary wherever he is. Merry Christmas to you all. Every year we’ll be together. Friends, friends and partners
lump it or like it. Now carry on. Merry Christmas
all friends and partners. Mum. I’ll not be here forever. Action. # Deck the halls
with boughs of holly # # Fa la la la la, la la la la # # It’s the season to be jolly # # Fa la la la la, la la la la # Take two. # To hear sleigh bells in the snow # # May your days be merry and bright # # And may all your Christmases
be white # # Be white # And those who have lost loved ones may find this day
especially full of memories. That’s why it’s important
at this time of year to reach out beyond
our familiar relationships to think of those
who are on their own. Christmas day, 2012, I’m spending this Christmas alone
due to circumstances. Somebody let me down and I can’t get to my brother’s
family due to flooding in his area. Flooding has beset
the country this winter. I spent most of the day
editing boxing videos, something I like to do as a hobby. I’ve selected my TV programs for
the evening over a nice glass of wine and I’ll sit down and enjoy some TV. This is reality for some people,
but it’s okay. Merry Christmas. Three little children. For a bat dad Santa, might not have
my children but I still got my Lego. Where are my children? Don’t know. Me and Mark are going
with the hope to find an open bar, More my friend Streets are empty. So sad. Another bar closed. Do you find it like to be
a happy holiday, festive holiday? I think it’s just an excuse
for a break because we get time off. That’s all the meaning for me. For other people,
you know, families and spending time. Yeah, it’s all about family. That’s why people are not out here because they are apparently
with the family. Okay, there seems to be an option. An open door. There is an open door. There might be an open bar
like the only one in East London. There are some people there and we’re gonna go and find out
how it’s like on Christmas day. # Rocking around the Christmas tree # # At the Christmas party hop # # Mistletoe hung where you can see # # Ev’ry couple tries to stop # # Rocking around the Christmas tree # # Let the Christmas Spirit ring # # Later we’ll have some pumpkin pie # # And we’ll do some carolling # # You will get
a sentimental feeling # # When you hear voices singing # # “Let’s be jolly, deck the halls
with boughs of holly” # # Rocking around the Christmas tree # # Have a happy holiday # This is hot. What’s happened? Mustn’t do that, children. Wow! Are you drinking? No, he is not drinking,
you mustn’t drink paraffin. Take your time. Because you don’t want it to slide of your face. I love Christmas. Christmas is a waste of a day. For me, it’s like,
I can’t go and see anyone ’cause everyone’s
at their parent’s house. For me it’s one… If I live for 70 years,
I’ll waste 70 days on Christmas. When I was a kid, it was good fun but when you’re an adult
it’s just a boring day, boring day. I disagree with that.
Crap telly. I disagree with that. Christmas is what you make it. I have the feeling
it’s something about Jesus but I don’t think
it’s what Christmas is about. It’s about you spending £100 of
your money on gifts for other people that they don’t want and them
spending £100 them on gifts that you don’t want either. Exactly. I’d rather spend a £100– I’ll drink to this guy. On something for me that I want
and they spend £100 on themselves. Okay. How has Christmas changed
since you ladies were younger? Commercial. Too commercial. Too commercial. They forgot that
it’s Christ’s birthday. It’s just a matter of — and now, toys
are about 90 quid apiece and 50 quid apiece and these games
30 pounds a piece, too commercial. I mean, in my day, it was a handful of nuts, an apple and block of chocolates. What do you mean what does it mean now? I thought like Christmas
is just about presents and food. It’s better than it being about
some nonsense child of God. Christmas to me is when
the whole world stops and it’s a magical time
when people come together. Just a sham that
doesn’t last all year around. Christmas message
of peace and goodwill, it only lasts a few days
then it’s gone. I’m on the streets and I know
it’s hard this time of the year because it’s absolutely freezing. But it’s nice to come to
these churches and get warm and have something
to eat and meet people. And God as God,
he built the whole universe, it’s all, the furthest star,
the furthest galaxy. All time he’s present with you
from the very beginning, the big bang thousands
of millions of years ago to the second coming of Jesus,
everything they call everything up. It’d be nice to have
Christmas dinner. Thank you. You trust in the Lord
and keep your vows. Excellent. That to live along well. # It’s the most wonderful time
of the year # # With the kids jingle belling # # And everyone
telling you be of good cheer # # It’s the most wonderful time
of the year # Another one worn out after Christmas. Night-night, Izzy. Look here. Oh, he’s beautiful. Yes, see? Best Christmas present. I told you could do it. # It’s the hap-happiest season
of all # # With those holiday greetings
and gay happy meetings # # When friends come to call # # It’s the hap-happiest season
of all # Who wants to take Santa off the top? Me! Can you reach it? [] let’s see
what you’re doing here. Daddy, I’m really happy. You’re really happy? Why? Is what? So disappointing.

100 thoughts on “Christmas in a Day – the full film – directed by Kevin Macdonald | Sainsbury’s

  1. congrats to Sainsburys for making this amazing it's the best me and my family watch it and enjoy it every year well done

  2. Really enjoyed watching this for the first time. Thanks to all the people who were in it, all your stories warmed my heart 🙂

  3. one thing a didn't like on this video ….was the episode when he killed the geese… really we are enjoing the birth and you're gonna kill another life? why…tell me why ….and then his wife, who speaks like is nothing gonna happened …. I found his action really creepy…i dont really understand the people =(

  4. Some aspects of people's reality on this video was so very sad.They have no faith, no friends or family no moral core to experience the beauty and spiritual reality of Christmas. I'm praying for my world to come to know that Christmas is not just a boring day/festive day, it's REALLY about JESUS CHRIST and I encourage you to get to know Him for yourself.He is only a prayer away. May HIs peace be with you,this Christmas and all year through.

  5. What rubbish.

    Silly lines and stupid characters.

    John Lewis have an advert which is so much better. Even M and S have tried harder than this nonsense.

    Luckily we don't have to buy their stuff.

  6. 3 years on and it's still has poignant as ever. It really shows all people from different backgrounds, all types of families and the situations people find themselves in.
    I hope they consider making another one 😌🎅🏻🎄☃️🎁

  7. Emotional blackmail, lies, deception, manipulation, consumerism gone mad, dead animals ripped apart like the paper on the presents , the sad truth about Christmas. This film is brilliant because it shows the sad and pathetic state of brainwashed humanity. Not many can even see it. WAKE UP HUMANS.

  8. My Dad passed away earlier this year so this will be our first Christmas without him. We feature in the film having a fun sing song over the Christmas dinner table. Great memories I'll treasure and glad they were part of this fab piece.

  9. I've watched this every year since 2013 it's November and will be wAtching a few times on the run up to Christmas this year the kids reaction to their dad coming home for Christmas makes me cry every time a true capture of family Christmases thankyou Sainsbury's xx

  10. I'm back again
    I know it's not even December but it's close
    I watch this every year
    I love films and this is the best film ever made !

  11. Become a new tradition of mine to watch this every year at midnight in early December.
    There has to be a new one made of this it’s a crime to have not made a new one yet to be frank.

  12. 13:22 there's no such thing as efficient Humane slaughter . if you feel bad about taking the life of another creature, you should definitely go Vegan. No creature has to suffer in order for us to have a good meal. We've got plenty of available fulfilling Vegan options!

  13. Why did you kill the geese
    It’s not very nice
    I am vegetarian
    You Could just killed one of them and then the rested could still be alive

  14. As a bloke in touch with his emotions, I pretty much had onion eyes from start to finish. So much to love in this film. A lot of pride from being British too in this.

  15. I am not Christian and dont come from a Christian nation. But I watch this beautiful documentary every year on the day, and suddenly it does feel like its Christmas. 🙂

  16. This might be the best film ever made, I LOVE IT (obviously, as I’m watching it in July!) makes me happy, sad, very happy, very sad, I find it so fascinating. Love everyone in this film..some more than others of course. Hope it never ever disappears from YouTube x

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