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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.

Schick ~ Christmas Shaving Adverts [1950-1958]

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

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.

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.

Chesterfield ~ Christmas Cigarette Adverts [1940-1956]

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

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.

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.

Meat! ~ Christmas Food Adverts [1951-1959]

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

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.

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.

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.

Vintage Christmas Adverts [1950]

“Here’s for happier holidays in your home!”
Here’s a selection of vintage Christmas themed ads from 1950, including household items, fashion, beauty, food and drink, smoking, and travel.

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.

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.

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.

Heublein: Vincent Price & Billy Pearson ~ Cocktail Adverts [1956]

“Cocktails… for the holidays!”
In Nov-Dec 1956, Heublein’s ready to serve cocktails produced two ads featuring actors Vincent Price and Billy Pearson brandishing a cocktail pitcher.

Catalogue Santa’s [1960’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.

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!

Vintage Christmas Alcohol Adverts [1950s-60’s]

Here is a selection of vintage Christmas alcohol adverts from 1950-60’s.

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.

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

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

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.

Christmas Soft Drink Adverts [1950’s-1960’s]

Here are a few vintage Christmas food and drink adverts from 1950-60’s.

Christmas Food Adverts [1950s-1960’s]

Here are a few vintage Christmas food adverts from 1958-61. And for after your cranberry-mayo candle feast, Alka-Selzer.

Christmas Decoration Adverts [1959-1961]

Here are some Christmas decoration adverts from 1959-61.

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.

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!

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…