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Saturday, 24 December 2011

I'd love to make a snarky comment about this picture - about their clothes and hair. But guess what, folks? We all looked like this back then. All 200 million of us.  So, rather than condescendingly smirk, let's embrace the beautiful "seventies-ness" of it all as we take a tour down Christmas Past and have a little fun with some old photographs.

"I find tinsel distracting!" - Mr. Costanza (Seinfeld)

No one freaking uses tinsel anymore - everyone uses the more respectable garland. I say bring back the tinsel.  The sad little tree above could do with a little more, don't you think?

This is not a Mini-Skirt Monday post, but it's an unavoidable fact that, when you have old photos from the early seventies, you're pictures are going to be totally photobombed by minis.  Nothing distracts and chews up the scenery like a miniskirt.

Merry Flocking Christmas, Everybody! My Christmas trees growing up were always flocked; nostalgia aside, I actually think it's actually a nice look.  The picture above is perhaps an example of excessive flocking.... and I think that may have been the ultimate reason for the ultimate downfall of the flocked tree.  Indeed, in 1976 everything got flocked - trees, wreaths, windows, stockings, mantles, bushes, etc. Like everything else in the seventies, it got a bit overboard... and by the eighties, there were no more flockers.  (If you haven't noticed, I flocking love that word).

In the spirit of Christmas, somebody please give that smoker a bigger chair!

This is obviously the worst Santa ever. I wouldn't say he looks creepy; he just looks embarrassed or disinterested.  He must be a teenager - teenagers know only three states of being: embarrassed, horny or disinterested.   This Santa may be all three.

Like I said, it's hard to find early seventies Christmas photos without the distracting presence of the mini.  My apologies.... and apologies in advance for the next two...

Okay, this last one technically doesn't fall under the "found photo" category, since it's a scan from an old magazine.  But, dear God, this picture had to be shared. Merry Christmas everyone!


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