It’s a Wonderful Christmas: The Best of the Holidays 1940-1965

Stewart, Tabori and Chang - Along with hundreds of such quintessentially American illustrations, author Susan Waggoner stocking-stuffs her lively text with fascinating bits of information, lore, and lists. Celebrating Christmas is so often about nostalgia. Norad bulletins tracking Rudolph's red nose through the nighttime sky. Wonder what the all-time most popular Christmas song is? How the tradition of the department store Santa got started? The answers are here.

Revisit the most popular toys and games, favorite holiday foods and traditions, and more. It's everything we loved--and still love--about Christmas. Hardcover; 104 pages. Catalogues crammed with toys. Even now that we're all grown up, we can't help but look back on our childhood holidays and hope to recapture that elusive spirit of joyful anticipation.

If the words "happy holidays" conjure up memories of home movies, " and bubble lights, department store Santas, "The Chipmunk Song, this is a book you'll treasure. Bursting with visual icons and images, and interspersed with humorous and informative text! With a nod and a wink to the days of christmas past, It's a Wonderful Christmas presents classic images of the Yuletide icons of mid-20th-century America.

It's a Wonderful Christmas: The Best of the Holidays 1940-1965 - Bubbler lights and glow-in-the-dark icicles. Loaded with images of vintage christmas cards, wrapping paper, all in full color, and more, this charming book will appeal to anyone who associates Christmas with home movies, magazine ads, Lionel toy trains, "The Chipmunk Song, " and Santa relaxing with an ice-cold bottle of Coca-Cola.





Christmas Memories: Gifts, Activities, Fads, and Fancies, 1920s-1960s

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Under the Tree: The Toys and Treats That Made Christmas Special, 1930-1970

Harry N. Abrams - What’s underneath the shiny silver paper? behind the enormous red bow? under the tree? Who doesn’t remember what it was like to be a kid at Christmas? And who hasn’t yearned to go back in time to recapture that special feeling? Well, we can’t turn back the clock, but we can do the next best thing.

. In under the tree, takes a loving, author of stewart, tabori and Chang’s It’s a Wonderful Christmas, Susan Waggoner, nostalgic look at the toys and gifts that made the postwar American Christmas the big deal it was. Machine and the kenner easy-bake oven to Moon Rocks, Sea Monkeys, Silly Putty, and other delights that stuffed our stockings.

Used book in Good Condition. Filled with more than 100 illustrations—nostalgic art, and evocative advertisementsWhen? Can’t I open just one? Please? The minutes, the hours, vintage photographs, the eons of waiting—and wondering. For anyone who’s ever been a kid at Christmas, Under the Tree will be as irresistible as a kiss under the mistletoe.

Under the Tree: The Toys and Treats That Made Christmas Special, 1930-1970 - In addition to the fascinating stories behind each toy, quotes, the book is bursting with cultural history, and lore—all wrapped up with more than 100 full-color vintage illustrations. We can bring a bit of the past into the present. Under the tree revisits gifts both large and small, from Mr. Used book in Good Condition.





Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun from 1945 to 1970

Countryman Press - At christmastime, postwar america's dreams and desires were on full display, from shopping mall Santas to shiny aluminum Christmas trees, from the Grinch to Charlie Brown's beloved spindly Christmas tree. Used book in Good Condition. Now design maven sarah archer tells the story of how Christmastime in America rocketed from the Victorian period into Space Age, thanks to the new technologies and unprecedented prosperity that shaped the era.

120 color illustrations Used book in Good Condition. Every kid on the block had to have the latest cool toy, or a Slinky, a rocket ship for pretend space travel, be it an Easy Bake Oven for pretend baking, just because. The book will feature iconic favorites of that time, featuring henry dreyfuss, including:• a visual feast of christmastime eats and recipes, from magazines and food and appliance makers • Christmas cards from artists and designers of the era, Charles & Ray Eames, and Alexander Girard • Vintage how-to templates and instructions for holiday decor from Good Housekeeping and the 1960's craft craze • Advice from Popular Mechanics on how to glamorize your holiday dining table • Decorating advice for your new Aluminum Christmas Tree from ALCOA the Aluminum Company of America • The first American-made glass ornaments from Corning Glassworks Midcentury Christmas is sure to be on everyone’s most-wanted lists.

Midcentury Christmas: Holiday Fads, Fancies, and Fun from 1945 to 1970 - A celebration of christmas in the 1950s and '60sMidcentury America was a wonderland of department stores, suburban cul-de-sacs, and Tupperware parties. Countryman Press.





Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s

Stewart, Tabori & Chang - Nostalgic bonus art throughout provides a host of images to use in greeting cards and photo holders. In her newest volume, susan Waggoner recaptures the magic of Christmases past with the vintage crafts projects readers have been craving. And to keep spirits merry and energy flowing, Waggoner includes a sampler of easy-to-make candy recipes, from Mackinac Island Fudge to old-fashioned soft caramels.

Praise for have yourself a very vintage christmas:“If you're looking for nostalgia or a retro style, this is the perfect book to help you plan your Christmas decorations. Inspired by the most sought-after treasures from the 1920s through the 1960s, Waggoner recreates a tempting array of decorations and provides step-by-step instructions that allow anyone to deck their halls with cellophane wreaths, and whimsical, beaded bell garlands, glittered glass ornament balls, tinsel-bedecked treat cups.

Have Yourself a Very Vintage Christmas: Crafts, Decorating Tips, and Recipes, 1920s-1960s - . Those pressed for time will also find quick crafts for every decade, along with style notes and decorating tips to pull it all together. Countryman Press. Used book in Good Condition. A well-thought-out themed book for any craft collection. Library journal “packed with an amazing amount of information and/or tips for having a fab retro holiday of your own.





Midcentury Christmas Stocking Stuffer Edition Stocking Stuffer Edition

Countryman Press - Countryman Press. At christmastime, postwar america’s dreams and desires were on full display, from shopping mall Santas to shiny aluminum Christmas trees, from the Grinch to Charlie Brown’s beloved spindly Christmas tree. With more than 100 colorful illustrations and iconic designs, Sarah Archer celebrates the turning point of Christmas in America, when new technologies and unprecedented prosperity made anything seem possible.

The perfect joy-filled stocking stuffer!" ―Woman's WorldMidcentury America was a wonderland of department stores, suburban cul-de-sacs, and Tupperware parties. Used book in Good Condition. More than 100 color photographs and illustrations Used book in Good Condition. Midcentury christmas is sure to be on everyone’s wish lists.





A Very Vintage Christmas: Holiday Collecting, Decorating and Celebrating

Globe Pequot Press - While each chapter of a very vintage christmas is unique, there is a common thread that runs through them all: the love of beautiful holiday decorations, value, and the interest in their history, and preservation. Coupled with beautiful photographs, tips on collecting, and secret shopping haunts, A Very Vintage Christmas offers a 360-degree look at holiday décor in America and gives suggestions on how to make vintage finds work for today’s audience.

A very vintage christmas embodies the nostalgia and sentimentality associated with the holiday season. Globe Pequot Pr. Vintage ornaments, lights, decorations, cards and wrapping all conjure up happy memories of Christmases past and serve as tangible mementos of holidays shared with family and friends. Used book in Good Condition.

A Very Vintage Christmas: Holiday Collecting, Decorating and Celebrating - Countryman Press. In fact, finding these objects, decorating with them and sharing them with others brings an instant feeling of comfort and joy. Used book in Good Condition. The book helps the everyday collector and enthusiast to build their own collection and offers tips on how to make the most of what they’ve got.





Christmas in the Movies: 30 Classics to Celebrate the Season Turner Classic Movies

Running Press Adult - Used book in Good Condition. Some, like it's a wonderful life and a Christmas Story, while others, such as Die Hard, are perennials, have only gradually become yuletide favorites. But they all have one thing in common: they use themes evoked by the holiday period - nostalgia, togetherness, commercialism, dysfunction, joy, or cynicism - as a force in their storytelling.

Turner classic movies: Christmas in the Movies showcases the very best among this uniquely spirited strain of cinema. Globe Pequot Pr. Christmas films" come in many shapes and sizes and exist across many genres. Used book in Good Condition. Countryman Press. Louis, little women, national lampoon's christmas vacation, white Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Story, It's a Wonderful Life, Home Alone, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Christmas in the Movies: 30 Classics to Celebrate the Season Turner Classic Movies - Turner classic movies presents a bucket list of the best and most beloved holiday films of all time, complete with spirited commentary, behind-the-scenes stories, and photos spanning eight decades of Christmastime favorites. Nothing brings the spirit of the season into our hearts quite like a great holiday movie.

Complemented by a trove of color and black-and-white photos, Turner Classic Movies: Christmas in the Movies is a glorious salute to a collection of the most treasured films of all time. Among the 30 films included: the Shop Around the Corner, Holiday Inn, Meet Me in St. Each film is profiled on what makes it a "Christmas movie, reception, " along with behind-the-scenes stories of its production, and legacy.





A Century of Christmas Memories, 1900-1999

Peter Pauper Press - Countryman Press. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Globe Pequot Pr. Make a cup of tea, from the 1900s through the 1990s, curl up by the fire, traditions, and take a nostalgic journey to Christmases past with this merry little Keepsake book! A Century of Christmas Memories celebrates 100 years of seasonal firsts and favorites decade by decade, events, including movies, toys, songs, and games.

Includes summaries of each decade and listings of firsts and favorites year by yearpacked with historic photographs and illustrations, news photos, movie and TV scenes, and moreGet a glimpse of what Christmas was like when you, including magazine covers, your parents, Christmas cards, many rarely seen, or grandparents were born!128 warm and fuzzy-filled pagesFull-color, hardcover gift book with dust jacket''From/To'' gift dedication pageMeasures 6-1/4'' wide x 6-1/4'' wide Used book in Good Condition.





Kitschmasland!: Christmas Decor from the 1950s to the 1970s

Schiffer Pub Ltd - Welcome to kitschmasland in a fun and nostalgic look at our infatuation with Christmas holiday decor from the 1950s and through the 1970s. Featuring vintage christmas ornaments, trees, ceramics, and more, over 400 color photos and vintage magazine images are used to illustrate this whimsical journey through some of our favorite decades.

This book is a delight for Kitschmas fans, decorators, and the thousands of people devoted to mid-century decor and design. Countryman Press. Used book in Good Condition. Globe Pequot Pr. This beautiful revised book covers the gamut of decorations - some whimsical, some beautiful - and a treasure trove of campy kitsch that the author calls "Kitschmas!" Join a magical tour of retro homes decked out for the holidays, and enjoy a variety of festive holiday decorations from our not-too-distant past.

Kitschmasland!: Christmas Decor from the 1950s to the 1970s - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.





Addicted to Americana: Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style

Prospect Park Books - Globe Pequot Pr. The photo collector, food crafter, and field tripper is famed for his hilarious live show performances and "theme park" tour of downtown Los Angeles. The self-proclaimed "vintage culture vulture" has appeared on martha Stewart, The Queen Latifah Show and Cake Wars, been profiled in The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, and been a guest on NPR's The Splendid Table.

. This riotously colorful book, replete with Charles's collection of vintage Kodachrome slides, celebrates his lifelong quest to unearth the best of classic and kitschy American life and style. Charles phoenix is a showman, field-trip-style adventure tours, tour guide, madcap test-kitchen videos, and author known for his live comedy slide-show performances, food crafter, and colorful books.

Addicted to Americana: Celebrating Classic & Kitschy American Life & Style - Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Raised on a used-car lot, Charles Phoenix was destined to become the Ambassador of Americana. Used book in Good Condition. Countryman Press.