Posts Tagged: Christmas

vintage illustration ad Santa and Xmas lights

Xmas or Hanukkah – The True Festival Of Lights

 Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black Friday the official

vintage illustration ad Santa and Xmas lights

Xmas or Hanukkah – The True Festival Of Lights

 Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have had a good 2 week start on them with their own festival of lights- the installation of Xmas lights. Along with Black Friday the official

illustration WWII family at Xmas

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

illustration WWII family at Xmas

I’ll Be Home For Christmas

For most American servicemen and women serving in the military overseas their holiday wish is simple: to be home for Christmas. Soldiers sacrifice much for the sake of others, not the least of which is being able to spend the 

illustration Santa Claus WWII propaganda

Santa Takes Sides

A patriotic Santa comes to the aid of the Allies in this WWII Christmas advertisement for Interwoven Socks . In 1943 while FDR, and Churchill conferred in Casablanca, apparently Uncle Sam was having a hush-hush tete a tete with Santa

illustration Santa Claus WWII propaganda

Santa Takes Sides

A patriotic Santa comes to the aid of the Allies in this WWII Christmas advertisement for Interwoven Socks . In 1943 while FDR, and Churchill conferred in Casablanca, apparently Uncle Sam was having a hush-hush tete a tete with Santa

illustration Santa smoking

Santa’s Heart Healthy Holiday… Ho Ho Ho

  With his overweight girth, penchant for candy, coffee and cigarettes, it’s a Christmas miracle that twinkly-eyed Santa is still around to make his Christmas deliveries. One only hopes there’s a Cardiac Care unit in the North Pole. To believe

illustration Santa smoking

Santa’s Heart Healthy Holiday… Ho Ho Ho

  With his overweight girth, penchant for candy, coffee and cigarettes, it’s a Christmas miracle that twinkly-eyed Santa is still around to make his Christmas deliveries. One only hopes there’s a Cardiac Care unit in the North Pole. To believe

illustration Santa Claus Coke

Santa Claus and Coke.

Santa Claus has become as standardized as a Big Mac. Which makes perfect sense since it was Coca Cola who helped sell that singular iconic image. For decades Coca Cola has not only  perpetuated the American Dream with its color

illustration Santa Claus Coke

Santa Claus and Coke.

Santa Claus has become as standardized as a Big Mac. Which makes perfect sense since it was Coca Cola who helped sell that singular iconic image. For decades Coca Cola has not only  perpetuated the American Dream with its color

1950s Santa with kids on lap

Dreaming of a White Christmas

50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a Jew, who’s to say

1950s Santa with kids on lap

Dreaming of a White Christmas

50 Shades of Santa The great debate recently about the color of Santa makes me wonder- if that all time Christmas classic  “I’m dreaming of a White Christmas” could be written by a Irving Berlin, a Jew, who’s to say

Xmas Catalog 1959

Mail Order Madness…Gifts and Guns Galore

Christmas catalogs have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalogue  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

Xmas Catalog 1959

Mail Order Madness…Gifts and Guns Galore

Christmas catalogs have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalogue  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

Vintage illustration Santa and Xmas Lights

Christmas- The True Festival of Lights

The coincidence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving this year has set things off balance, and finally given the Jews an edge in the Festival of Lights. Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have

Vintage illustration Santa and Xmas Lights

Christmas- The True Festival of Lights

The coincidence of Hanukkah and Thanksgiving this year has set things off balance, and finally given the Jews an edge in the Festival of Lights. Normally, while Jews across the country begin celebrating Hanukkah, the festival of lights, Christians have

vintage Xmas illustration 1950s

A Housewife’s Holiday Dilemma

Peggy was besides herself! She had her heart set on a new Presto pressure cooker for Christmas or at least a new wear ever aluminum sauce pan for the holidays. Toasters, and irons nestled under the Xmas tree would have

vintage Xmas illustration 1950s

A Housewife’s Holiday Dilemma

Peggy was besides herself! She had her heart set on a new Presto pressure cooker for Christmas or at least a new wear ever aluminum sauce pan for the holidays. Toasters, and irons nestled under the Xmas tree would have

Vintage Montgomery Ward Xmas catalog

Mail Order Madness…Gifts and Guns Galore

Christmas catalogues have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalogue  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store

Vintage Montgomery Ward Xmas catalog

Mail Order Madness…Gifts and Guns Galore

Christmas catalogues have long been a cherished  staple in the American home. Just like today, the mid-century housewife flipped through the pages of her favorite catalogue  and enjoyed the ease of shopping the telephone way with  a whole department store