This silent film is vibrant with joy and Christmas cheer. It gives wonderful insight into the elaborate measures taken by hospital staff to ensure a very merry festive season.

Film Title: Christmas at the Hospital
Production Date: Circa 1945
Location: The Children’s Hospital; Carlton, Victoria
Media: 16mm colour film, silent
Measurement: 14.15 minutes
Maker: Cyril Murphy
Rights: Film courtesy of The Royal Children’s Hospital
Accession Number: 2018.2477



This film may have been edited to comply with privacy laws and ethics guidelines.
Any opinions, social attitudes and medical advice contained in this film reflect the society and medical practice accepted at the time the film was made. Attitudes, community standards, and medical opinions change over time with societal and medical advances. Please view this film with a historical perspective in mind, and be aware that any opinions, attitudes, and advice depicted are no longer representative of The Royal Children’s Hospital.