Courtesy of the Internet Archive, this example of early cinematic storytelling from Thomas Edison's production company includes live reindeer and sweeping miniature model landscapes. Pair it with a favorite Christmas tune for a custom soundtrack.
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Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the former executive producer and general manager of Atlantic Studios at The Atlantic.