Christmas Interlude #8 – Strange Christmas Ads

Smokin’ Santas, smokin’ guns, smokin’ sex! Have yourself a very strange Christmas. Here are some ads from Christmas past.

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8 comments on “Christmas Interlude #8 – Strange Christmas Ads

  1. Judy says:

    Strange is right! All amazing, especially the one of the family cuddling the Christmas guns – quite surreal.


  2. Vincent says:

    As luck would have it, in today’s entry at “Carole & Co.”, I close with Stan Freberg’s acerbic (and accurate) 1958 recording “Green Christmas,” in which the master satirist takes aim at advertising’s corruption of the holiday. Find it at


    • John Greco says:

      I remember some years ago picking up a 45PRM (may have been a reissue) of that classic. I haveto take a listen – have not heard it in years.


  3. Sam Juliano says:

    Boy those smoking adds with Santa (“puff for puff Pall Mall is better!”) and the family with the rifles are something! Ha!


  4. JJ SOLARI says:

    I guess those were the days when America was a free country. No wonder they look bizarre.


  5. John Greco says:

    Reblogged this on Twenty Four Frames.


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