This is the start of a four-part series using LIFE magazine to wander down memory lane and look at Yuletide advertising and topics of the day from 50, 60, 70 and 80 years ago. This post will be followed by selected pages from LIFE from Christmas 1956, 1946 and finally 1936.
It was unusual to find "house ads" in LIFE
Yet more Middle East conflict,
less than six-months out from the Six-Day War.
Colour TV, nine years before it was fully implemented in Australia.
Admiral forced Jack Tramiel to use 'Commodore' for his typewriters.
I have no idea what this gadget did, but it looks very impressive.
Cars were actually getting much smaller. This Ford ad line reminds one of the colour-driven mid-1920s Royal portable typewriter advertising campaign.
Remember cap guns? Or in this case capless.
Oh what fun we had with Polaroid cameras. Trouble is, the images didn't last so well.
'Flameless' clothes dryers and $200 dishwashers: