Friday, December 18, 2009

Vintage Christmas Ads For Your Viewing Pleasure

Here are some various vintage Christmas ads. I've always loved vintage ads. It's really cool to see those that celebrate the holiday season. I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

jbgift

crow

colonel-fromcali

The ad above comes courtesy of my pallie Belinda.

The rest of these ads all come courtesy of my pallie Mike.


kodak_dick_van_dyke_xmas-frommike

lucky_strike_ann_sothern_xmas-frommike

manhattan_shirts_jackie_gleason_xmas-frommike

telechron_timers_xmas-frommike

luckystrike-frommike

P.S. I wanted to post a clip of one of my favorite Christmas songs. This is Little Saint Nick by the Beach Boys. I love this song so much. It's very catchy. I hope you enjoy it.

58 comments:

Lidian said...

Those are wonderful ads! I especially like the one with Jackie Gleason, as I love the Honeymooners :)

Blondie said...

Great post honey! I love that KFC ad! Thanks for visiting today and commenting on my Home Alone post. I hope you have a great Friday! Kori xoxo

Rev. Phantom said...

These are great--the J&B one is excellent.

James said...

Love the Jack Benny ad. We kids used to pull our money and buy my Dad a carton of Luckies for Christmas. What a difference 50 years can make!

Amy said...

Love all of them! My favourites are the vintage lady with the box of cigarettes and the one where the lady is waking up in bed with faces all around her!

Dominica said...

Wish I could give hubby that J&B box as a gift ; I'm a sucker for vintage wrappings and boxes !

Terence Sambo said...

These are amazing :o]

Leah said...

Keith, you've done a wonderful research. I love these vintage ads.

Protege said...

It is so much fun to see all these old adds! The camera made me laugh.;)
Love the clip, I too think this is a wonderful Christmas song.
Have a lovely Friday,
xo
Zuzana

Dustjacket Attic said...

I love looking at old ads. I have a few vintage ads collected, must frame them one day.

Loved listening to the beach boys song.

Hope your week has been good to you,
xx

AudreyAllure said...

i love looking at vintage ads as well. sometimes they're so cheesy it works. haha and thank you for checking out my blog :) would you like to trade blogroll links?

http://audreyallure.blogspot.com
:)

Ottens said...

Great stuff, Keith! Liquor, cigarettes and snow -- now that's the Christmas spirit, I say.

FashionJazz said...

Another great post!! : ) Have a stunning wknd xx

Couture Millinery Atelier. said...

Oh, what a delightful display! My favorite is the add for "Lucky Strikes" with the beautiful girl in red hat.:-) I find vintage adds to be so interesting and charming. A week ago I came across vinatge add done in watercolors for Nina Ricci and Lanvin.They are so much more beautiful than modern adds.
P.S. Still hard to believe that cigarettes were suggested as Christmas Gift just several decadeds ago.:-)

Stefanie Valentine said...

I love vintage ads, i have quite a few now that i don't know what o do with :)

Is that Dick Van Dyke in one of the ads or someone who looks remarkably like him??

Wolf Boy said...

I'd love to have some of that J&B. These are all cool ads. I've never seen any of these before. I love that Beach Boys song.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

These are so great. Everything from booze to cigarettes to chicken. Sounds like we could all have quite the party.

PTA Transit Authority said...

Great ads Keith. I always loved Ann Sothern. To bad she smoked :-)

Bob G. said...

Keith:
I have no idea where you find all these, but it takes me way back to a really nice time growing up.

(makes all those times I snuck a peek at Dad's ARGOSY magazines worth it...LOL)
It's a pleasure to see these here.

Thanks for the memories.

Have a great weekend.
(Ring-a-ding-ding)

Dana Andrews said...

I didn't know that Christmas song. It's different but I like it.

Maggi said...

Oh that first Strike ad reminds me of the pilot episode of Mad Men. "It's toasted". lol

love these!!!

Erika said...

Ohmigosh Dick van Dyke for The Handle...that is classic!! I have never seen any of these before - love them all! You always find such amazing stuff, Keith!! :)

Tom Bailey said...

J and B and the Polaroid what a great combo. Thanks for sharing and putting this together.

Best regards,
Tom Bailey

Heavenly Housewife said...

I am loving the KFC add! Cute!
Have a wonderful weekend :D HH

Couture Carrie said...

Love these, especially KFC!

xoxox,
CC

stylewithbenefits said...

Hey Keith! These are really great; the perfect post for the holidays. My favorite is the KFC one.

Hope you have a great weekend!

xo, Becs

TeenageDirtbag said...

Thanks! :). I was really suprise when I saw your posts. It's my "first time" with vintage blog and I love it. I've always wanted to look like this girl from Lucky Strikes in a red hat.. oh :D. Just lovely.

Tights Lover said...

Great ads! The Kentucky Fried Chicken one cracked me up for some reason.

lorenabr said...

Hi, how are you? Cool post by the way, like the pictures.

Belle de Ville said...

Make mine a double on the rocks!

B a la Moda said...

Love it! They used to be very creative too. How funny they are!

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Scott (gotankgo) said...

great selection of Christmas ads from years gone by - love the KFC and Jackie Gleason ones

Allison said...

These are so much more beautiful than the ads that are present today! Is Dick VanDyke in the ad for "The Handle?" I swear, it looks just like him, though I could be completely off base!
I hope you're doing well, Keith!

Noémie K said...

FANTASTIC POST !!!
I love all of your selections !!!
Happy Holidays*

Dad.. said...

Man... I dig that clock radio advert! I also always love ANY and ALL marketing which features the Colonel!!

drollgirl said...

these ads are so fun and fab! booze ads haven't changed ALL that much over time! :)

Sher said...

Has Dick Van Dyke always had gray hair? As long as I can remember.

mom & son said...

hi keith.
i hope you're in good spirit.
i heard it's snowing there today.

Drake said...

Great ads, have a good weekend!

Daniela said...

I love vintage ads so much! I love vintage everything actually!
I especially love the 'wake to the music of the stars' ad. Very cool!

http://gentsanddames.blogspot.com

Sher said...

Oh I really really love looking at vintage ads like these! Thanks for sharing them with us!! My fave is the Kfc one lol:)

Have a great weekend!!

xx

Ligeia said...

Wow, I adore this post ^-^
Really interesting blog you have

Have an awesome weekend <3

AudreyAllure said...

thank you :) i've added you to my blogroll as well!

Savvy Gal said...

have a great weekend. I like the card from KFC. : )

Marian said...

these are amazing Keith. Like you I also like vintage adverts. They make me so nostalgic for good times like that.
My fave is the KFC one.
I hope you are having a good wknd so far
xx
marian

Cait said...

Happy Holidays! I hope you have a fun weekend.

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

Thanks for sharing the vintage ads. They are wonderful!

Winnie said...

I love vintage ads too! I really love the Lucky strike ones.

being fashion is... said...

i love all your posts, they are really amazing... really funny...
kisses...

Stephanie said...

Love Little Saint Nick that is one of my favorite Christmas songs. :)

bananas. said...

advertising was so much prettier then...

hope you're having a great weekend!

Sahakiel said...

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!!
Wow, your blog is really cool too, this one has caught my heart... vintage!!
I love all the ads you've posted!!

this wheel's on fire said...

i love these!

La sonrisa de Hiperión said...

Y es qe soy más de Playboy jhajaj como entuotro blog.
hjajajaja

Saludos y un abrazo,

Maria Jensen said...

Great post! Love the one with Jackie and Dino : )

Hope u are having a great weekend!

Sam said...

Classics!! Thank you so much!!

Mondo said...

Love those Elvis albums - but his early seventies one with a swinging version of Winter Wonderland is my fave and well worth grabbing

Miss Go Lightly said...

Awesome Ads! =D