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West Country Christmas Countdown - Day 14

It's Day 14 of our West Country countdown to Christmas. Today's video treat comes from 2012.

It's that time of year when thousands of primary school children dress up in all sorts of outfits to take part in their nativity plays. An exciting time for all those involved, including teachers, parents and of course the little stars themselves.

Four years ago we sent Claire Manning to Chaddlewood Primary School in Plympton to see their play. If you're still not in the festive mood yet, then this will definitely put a smile on your face.

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Rudolph to the rescue! Police officers helped by festive friend

Police officers called out to move a fallen tree off an A road had some surprise assistance from a festive passer-by.

A man dressed as Rudolph the Reindeer was driving through the South Gloucestershire village - towing a trailer instead of the customary sleigh.

And he quickly showed he was willing to help more than Father Christmas...

'Rudolph' poses for a photo after helping PCs Credit: Avon and Somerset Police

‘Rudolph’ quickly offered to help PCs Steve Dexter and Cheryl Aucott, unhitching his trailer and towing the tree out of the road.

We were ‘deer-lighted’ when ‘Rudolph’ arrived to help us out. We were very grateful for his assistance in clearing the road and more than happy to pose for an ‘arresting’ photo in return!

– PC Dexter

The officers had time for a quick posed photo with the reindeer before he had to get back to work on Santa’s Christmas preparations.

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Christmas comes early to Bristol

It's might be two weeks until the big day but, in Bristol, it looks like Christmas has come early.

2,000 people dressed as Santa descended on the city centre for charity.

The annual 'Santas on the Run' event is expected to raise more than £50,000 for Children's Hospice South West.

After a festive warm up, the runners, decorated prams and dressed up dogs took part in a 2km tour of the harbourside.

Here are some of the best bits:

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