Every year, Christmas is a remarkable event- it turns cities into landscapes of red, green and gold. Streets are adorned with elaborate decorations; billboards and walls are plastered with colorful ads pitching their wares as Christmas presents.
Nowadays, we are bombarded with print ads of tasty treats, branded wears and of course, the hottest tech gadgets; but did you know that old, yellowed ads of three to seven decades ago are mostly promoting household items, cigarettes and even guns? Read on to see 30 vintage Christmas ads that'll give you a taste of Christmas back in those days.
Atari's Video Games
Westinghouse's Tan for Christmas
War Bonds for Christmas
Everyone Wants the New Toastmaster
It's Time for Christmas!
Grandma Snider's Catsup
My True Love Gave Me Smith-Corona
Ronald Reagan Sends His Chesterfields
Santa and the SpriteBoy
How to get a Remington for Christmas
Santa Smoking Pall Mall
Lucky Ciggies for Christmas
Mrs. Santa Claus' Ironing Table
Eveready is Ready for Christmas
Rent a TV from D.E.R. for Christmas
Crisco's Christmas Cake
Acme's Cowboy Boots
Santa and the Kids
Thanks for the Coca-Cola, Jimmy
Stock up on Coca-Cola for Christmas
Hat's Off to Coca-Cola
Christmas with Coca-Cola
Budweiser's Nothing Like It
Borg's Bath Scale
7-up Family Pack for Christmas
7-Up Likes You!