Christmas 1966

December 22, 2016

By Tab Byrum

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Happy Thursday everyone, if you’re wondering about the title of today’s post I called it that because today is my birthday. 50 years ago today I was born in the hospital at Weatherford, Oklahoma, and because it’s my birthday I thought we would take a look at what Christmas looked like in 1966. I LOVE Christmas decorations from that time, anything actually from the 1930’s through the 1960’s, back then Christmas trees were dripping with sparkly icicles and space-age looking ornaments. Join me for a walk down memory lane as we take a peek back in time and look at Christmas 50 years ago, Enjoy!!! (above image via)

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Wouldn’t you love to have a tree filled with these ornaments from the 1966 Sears Christmas catalog? (via)

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I definitely remember these soft sided children’s books. (via)

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Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha on Bewitched getting ready for the holidays. (via

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Buffy from Family Affair meeting with Santa. (via)

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The Christmas Seals stamp from 1966. (via)

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Boris Karloff recording the narration for How The Grinch Stole Christmas which premiered in 1966. (via)

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The Grinch serving roast beast to Cindy Lou Who. (via)

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A holiday coloring book to keep little hands busy. (via)

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A wonderful example of Christmas trees in 1966. (via)

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The Ronettes, 1966. They were known for their 1963 version of Sleigh Ride. (via)

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Green Acres was on television with Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor. (via)

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A page from a Christmas magazine, circa 1966. (via)

If you’re old enough to remember Christmas 1966 I hope this brought back some good memories and if you’re not then I hope this gives you an idea of what it was like 50 years ago. Have a great Thursday!!!!

Words are my own.

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