It's a Wonderful Christmas: The Best of the Holidays 1940-1965 (Hardcover)

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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. Celebrating Christmas is so often about nostalgia. 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.

Bubbler lights and glow-in-the-dark icicles. Catalogues crammed with toys. Norad bulletins tracking Rudolph's red nose through the nighttime sky. Along with hundreds of such quintessentially American illustrations, author Susan Waggoner stocking-stuffs her lively text with fascinating bits of information, lore, and lists. Wonder what the all-time most popular Christmas song is? How the tradition of the department store Santa got started? The answers are here. Loaded with images of vintage Christmas cards, wrapping paper, magazine ads, Lionel toy trains, and more, all in full color, this charming book will appeal to anyone who associates Christmas with home movies, "The Chipmunk Song," and Santa relaxing with an ice-cold bottle of Coca-Cola.

About the Author

SUSAN WAGGONER has written numerous fiction and nonfiction books. She is the author of Stewart, Tabori and Chang’s Classic Household Hints and, with Robert Markel, Make Mine Vodka, Cocktail Hour, Vintage Cocktails, and It’s a Wonderful Christmas. She lives in New York City.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781584793274
ISBN-10: 1584793279
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori & Chang
Publication Date: October 1st, 2004
Pages: 104
Language: English