How can anyone say "No" to a face like that? Besides, it's freakin' Santa Claus! And WHO doesn't like him?? Well, if YOU don't, go play on the freeway. You're dumb! Plus, you'll probably get coal in your stocking...
Anyway, for the rest of us who DO still like good ol' Saint Nick, I've compiled a gallery to display just some of the finer examples of his contribution to advertising. This would also be considered an "old skool" edition, mostly because I don't think any of these ads date past the 1960s. Oh, and F.Y.I., these are only the tip of the iceberg. As I continue to sort through and find more gems, I'm sure the urge to share will be much too hard to resist! So, for now, please enjoy what I've collected below.
|I really like how colorful this is! And how great is it that|
the "train" is actually one of the Christmas crackers?!
|I think the detailed artwork in this is very|
impressive! Love the lettering font, too!
|I can't even tell you how MUCH I absolutely|
LOVE this image! It just makes me HAPPY
in all sorts of ways! Even just the name
"Ribbon Candy Rocket" makes me giddy...
Yep, I'm gay.
|I like this, but what I DON'T like is how|
Jack and Betty just demand, "Bring us
Tinker Toys." WHERE, may I ask, is the
"Please" in that request? Hmm? I think
Santa ought to skip their house!
|Isn't this great? I just hope that was the|
LAST house on Santa's route...
|Again, another very pleasing one to me!|
|I don't know about you, but a Thermos has|
NEVER been on MY Christmas wish list.
|It'd sure be a shame if all Santa was carrying|
in his bag-o-tricks was Colgate products, huh?
He'd BETTER have some toys in there, too!
|Not sure if this is from the 1950s or '60s, but it|
rings early '60s to me, for some reason. Is Santa
actually demonstrating that the television is
slightly narrower than his own waistline?
Could that really be a selling point?
|This is quite nice.|
It reminds me of Santa's Village!
Well, that'll do it for today's gallery, kids. Check back again, real soon, to see what else is NEW at the circus! In the meantime, try to relax and enjoy the holiday season. "See" you later!
~ All images taken from the book, 'Christmas: Vintage Holiday Graphics'. Edited by Jim Heimann. Published by Taschen. ~