Elf Warning

History Revealed Advent Calendar: day 14...

Elf Warning

Call the elves – Father Christmas needs his little helpers! Santa reveals his fatigue while fielding the questions and requests of yet another hopeful child at Harrods, London, in 1953.

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Reputedly the world’s first Christmas Grotto opened at Lewis’s department store, Liverpool, in 1879 – and Santa’s Grotto soon became a popular attraction at stores and shopping centres across the nation.