WEBSITE OF THE DAY: Christmas In A Day

It’s Twelfth Night this weekend, so Christmas is officially over. But before you hack down the tree, shove the last mince pie in your mouth and change your avatar back to one without a Santa hat, let us tell you about christmasinaday.co.uk.

You might remember Life In A Day from a couple of years ago.

It was a user generated film project from Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald, where people from all over the world sent in their homemade clips to be edited into a feature-length documentary telling the story of our little planet over a 24-hour period.

This is the same idea, but looking at what Christmas means for different people.

Yes, there will be the stereotypical family get-togethers, with crowds of excited children and mountains of food, but what this project is really looking to uncover is the other side of Christmas – the bits that people don’t see or think about.

Emergency workers going about their daily lives, the people who choose not to celebrate, the families for whom the festive period is anything but festive.

It’s a fascinating idea, and if you want to be involved, all you have to do is send in your footage and wait to see if your Christmas story makes the cut.

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