American Made Toys ~ Christmas Toy Adverts [1949]

“Give American toys to American girls and boys.”
This ad by The American Toy Institute is from Christmas 1949. Following the ad were three pages full of various American manufactured toys.

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American Made Toys ~ Christmas Toy Adverts [1950]

“Christmas time is toy time. Give American toys.”
This ad by The American Toy Institute is from Christmas 1950. Following the ad were five pages full of various American manufactured toys.

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American Made Toys ~ Christmas Toy Adverts [1951]

“Christmas time is toy time. Give American toys.”
This ad by The American Toy Institute is from Christmas 1951. Following the ad were six pages full of various American manufactured toys.

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Blue Peter Annual Christmas Crafts [1962-1982]

Last Christmas I bought myself a large pile of vintage Blue Peter annuals. It was never one of my favourite programmes on telly, but I did enjoy the craft items they made out of toilet rolls and sticky back plastic! Here’s a few Christmas crafts from various annals dating from 1965-82.

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Cakes, Sweets & Puddings ~ Christmas Food Adverts [1951-1959]

“When I’m eating Jell-O I wish I were a reindeer!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed sweet and desert adverts dating from 1951-59.

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Camels & Prince Albert ~ Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1940-1958]

“Gifts that say Merry Christmas with every puff!”
These Christmas ads for Camels and Prince Albert cigarettes and tobacco date from 1940-58.

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Catalogue Santa’s [1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s & 1990’s]

Just enough time to squeeze one more Christmas related post, featuring creepy life-like Santa masks, fake fire places and festive piñatas found in a selection of US seasonal catalogues.

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Cheers! ~ Christmas Ale Adverts [1950-1959]

“Something more than beer… a tradition in hospitality!”
“Something more than beer… a tradition in hospitality!”

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Cheesy Retro Christmas LP Covers

Some may consider these to be a selection of the worst Christmas LP covers you will ever clap sight of. Personally, I think many are inspired genius!

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Chesterfield ~ Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1940-1956]

“Chesterfield for a happy holiday!”
These Christmas ads for Chesterfield cigarettes date from 1940-56.

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Children’s Character Christmas LP’s [1980’s]

Here’s a selection of children’s character Christmas LP covers from the 1980’s, featuring Barbie, Pac-Man, Strawberry Shortcake and more!

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Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1950-1959]

“The perfect gift for every filter smoker on your list!”

Here are a few vintage Christmas cigarette, cigar, pipe and lighter adverts from 1950 to 1959.

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Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1960-1969]

“Remember all your friends who remember how great cigarettes used to taste.”

Here are a few vintage Christmas cigarette adverts from 1960-69.

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Christmas Decoration Adverts [1959-1961]

Here are some Christmas decoration adverts from 1959-61.

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Christmas Food Adverts [1951-1958]

“Holiday time is pizza party time!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed food adverts dating from 1951-58.

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Christmas Soda Adverts [1951-1959]

“It’s time for parties by the dozen!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed soda adverts dating from 1951-59.

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Doubl-Glo ~ Christmas Decoration Adverts [1959-1963]

“Give your home the magic of Merlin with Doubl-Glo holiday decorations!”


These ads for Doubl-Glo Christmas decoration date from 1959-63.

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Jet Magazine ~ Christmas Covers [1973-1985]

“Xmas greetings from the stars!”
Here is a selection of cheesy Jet magazine Christmas covers from 1973 to 1985.

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Meat! ~ Christmas Food Adverts [1951-1959]

“Christmas cheer by the panful!”
These Christmas themed ads for various festive meat products date from 1951-59.

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Menswear ~ Christmas Fashion Adverts [1951-1959]

“Every man’s idea of Christmas!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed menswear adverts dating from 1951-59.

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Norelco & Remington ~ Christmas Shaving Adverts [1954-1959]

“If Santa Claus shaved, this is what he’d use!”
Here are some vintage Christmas themed shaving adverts by Norelco and Remington, dating from 1954-59.

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Paper Mate ~ Christmas Stationary Adverts [1960-1966]

“Goof-Proof Gifts!”
These Christmas themed Paper Mate pen ads date from 1960-66, some of which feature comedian Joe E Brown.

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles! ~ Christmas Travel Adverts [1950-1959]

“Yours, for a merry merry Christmas with the world’s most modern car!”
Here is a selection of travel related Christmas themed ads, dating from 1950-59. Included are adverts for cars, bikes, planes, boats, trains, and car maintenance.

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Retro Yuletide Jumpers [1950’s-1980’s]

Here is a fine selection of images from the front of festive knitting patterns.I just can’t decide which one I love most! Not that I’d ever wear one…

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Schick ~ Christmas Shaving Adverts [1950-1958]

“Smooth new idea for her Christmas stocking!”
These Christmas themed shaving adverts by Schick date from 1950-58.

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Singer Sewing Machine ~ Christmas Adverts [1950s-1970’s]

Here are a few vintage Christmas sewing machine adverts from 1950-70’s.

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Underwear ~ Christmas Fashion Adverts [1950-1959]

“You’ve never given stockings like these!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed underwear adverts dating from 1950-59.

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Vacuum Cleaners ~ Christmas Electrical Adverts [1951-1959]

“Christmas morning she’ll be happier with a hoover!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themes ads for various brands of vacuum cleaners, which was enough to make any 1950’s housewife very happy. They date between 1951-59.

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Whitman’s Chocolates ~ Christmas Adverts [1940-1953]

“A woman never forgets a man who remembers!”
These ads for Whitman’s Chocolates date from 1940-53.

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Womenswear ~ Christmas Fashion Adverts [1951-1959]

“Here’s the gift that she’ll adore… gay new plaids by Ship’n Shore!”
Here’s a selection of Christmas themed womenswear and family fashion adverts dating from 1951-59.

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