Christmas Memories: Gifts, Activities, Fads, and Fancies, 1920s-1960s

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Oh, those Christmas memories. We all have them, locked away in our hearts. But what about the Christmases we weren’t there for? The one our favorite heirloom ornament came from, or the one we know only from a picture of our newlywed parents smiling under the mistletoe?
In Christmas Memories, Susan Waggoner, author of STC’s It’s a Wonderful Christmas and Under the Tree, looks at bygone holidays from the perspective of those who lived them. Beginning with “Christmas in the Melting...

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Overview

Oh, those Christmas memories. We all have them, locked away in our hearts. But what about the Christmases we weren’t there for? The one our favorite heirloom ornament came from, or the one we know only from a picture of our newlywed parents smiling under the mistletoe?
In Christmas Memories, Susan Waggoner, author of STC’s It’s a Wonderful Christmas and Under the Tree, looks at bygone holidays from the perspective of those who lived them. Beginning with “Christmas in the Melting Pot,” which depicts yuletide in the early 1920s, the author presents detailed snapshots that re-create holiday seasons past. She chronicles the gifts, activities, fads, and fancies that made each Christmas unique; indulges in fantasy shopping at yesterday’s prices; shares thoughts from letters, diaries, and magazines of the era; and makes the past pop to life with vibrantperiod art. Readers will revel in the irresistible nostalgia of Christmas Memories.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584797890
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2009
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 333,838
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Waggoner has written numerous books of fiction and nonfiction. She is the author of STC’s
It’s a Wonderful Christmas, Under the Tree, Classic Household Hints, and, with Robert Markel, Cocktail Hour, Vintage Cocktails, and Make Mine Vodka. Waggoner lives in New York City. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2010

    Great holiday gift

    We are always looking for ideas for different things to send to our many elderly out-of-state relatives for the holidays. This past Christmas season we sent this book ... and everyone who received it said it brought back many fond memories and was a fun read to share with their friends and family.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    An old-fashioned Christmas

    This book is great fun. I enjoyed seeing how my parents might have celebrated Christmas as children in the 20s and remembering my childhood Christmases in the 1940s and 1950s. This is a great nostalgia book. It will also be useful to me as a reference in scrapbooking and retro art.

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