The footage shows the Seaman family with some cousins, enjoying Christmas brunch at home on Lippé Street, in St. Laurent, where they lived for about three or four years. Christmas was a big deal in their house. Annually, they would enjoy a big breakfast before opening presents. As Catholics, the day would also include attending Christmas mass, then later welcoming relatives and friends at the home for a holiday celebration, involving lots more food, including Caribbean dishes and desserts.
Item consists of a Black-Canadian family’s home movie featuring children gathering around a kitchen table, making the sign of the holy cross, pointing to watches they just received for Christmas, and eating brunch with two adults.