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The Layer Family Collection - Family Celebrations

James Layer

Silent | 1970s

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  •  The Layer children open presents underneath the Christmas tree 
  •  Santa Claus makes an appearance 
  •  The cat’s turn in front of the camera 
  •  The cat receives a face massage 
  •  An Easter cake 
  •  Opening birthday presents with friends 
  •  Smiling and scooping ice cream 
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This 1970s home movie captures two exciting celebrations that each warrant present opening. The first clip shows the Layer family celebrating Christmas around the ornamented tree. The children dressed in matching pajamas play with a train set, jump on Santa Claus, and parade around the tree. The family cat steals the spotlight, however, posing with an older family member and receiving a face massage from one of the young boys. The second half of the film captures a birthday party, where the boys open presents and jump around the room.