Such is the age we live in, that on a single day, countless hours of video footage capturing everything from the mundane to the sublime are captured on cellphones, webcams, digital cameras and more. It was the kernel that launched the crowd-sourced documentary “Life In a Day,” which saw producer Ridley Scott and director Kevin Macdonald whittle down a staggering array of submitted footage from a single 24-hour period, and turned it into a feature-length snapshot of humanity around the world. And now that concept has come for the holiday season.
Macdonald has teamed with U.K. supermarket giant Sainsbury for “Christmas In a Day.” And yes, you guessed right, this time the concept is focused on Christmas, with Macdonald working through material provided by a vast array of Brits in 2012, putting together a 50-minute profile of the holiday in England. And it’s worth a spin. While it certainly highlights the good feelings the season brings with it, the film doesn’t shy away from the tougher emotions and drama either. So pour yourself a cup of egg nog and watch below.