Christmas traditions that are passed down through the decades are part of what makes this season so special. You remember the things you did as a family when you were a kid, like going to the tree farm to pick out a tree, and now you can share those memories and traditions with your young ones. But even though there are so many holiday traditions that get passed down, there’s also a lot that has changed throughout the decades. Let’s take a trip down a candy-cane filled memory lane.
The 1970s was a time of chest hair, polyester, butterfly collars, bell bottoms, disco, Star Wars, and Nixon. Christmas still included the time-honored tradition of a Sears catalog. Children spent hours going through its hundreds of pages, marking each page to show what they most wanted for that year.
The Carpenters played over the radio only to followed up Donny and Marie. Families practically covered their trees in tinsel (the real stuff) and unique, colorful bulbs. That decade brought us the classic stop-motion film The Year Without Santa. And, you better believe you got the “Snow Miser/Heat Miser” song stuck in your head all month long! Action figures and cameras started to make their way under the Christmas tree to be opened and played with all year long.
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Being alive in the ’80s meant skating the rink, big hair, neon double layer socks and being obsessed with Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, and Duran Duran. But when it comes to Christmas time, Wham!’s “Last Christmas” was on repeat giving you all the Christmas vibes. The ’80s brought us now-classic movies like A Christmas Story and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
The ’80s also gave us the movie that still hotly debated as to whether or not it’s actually a Christmas movie: Die Hard. But before we argued the definition of a true Christmas movie, we decorated our homes in colorful foil decorations, shiny garlands and an abundance of lights.
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Christmas in the ’90s was truly spectacular. This decade brought us so many amazing songs, movies, and traditions. Mariah Carey belted out her hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You” while the kids waited on Sunday night for The Santa Clause to come on The Wonderful World Disney. It was soon followed up with other classics like Home Alone, Jingle All the Way and A Muppet Chrismas Carol. Malls went all out with giant fake trees, extravagant Santa Villages, and big Black Friday sales. It was a truly magical time for all the ’90s kids.
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Reminiscing about decades past, especially during the holidays, can bring up so many amazing memories. But we’ve got it pretty great here too. Christmas trees can now be playful or glamorous, themed or color-coordinated. Ugly sweaters are back with a vengeance (on purpose this time). Theaters are showing some of the classic holiday films all over again. We can sit back, snuggle up with toasty holiday drink, binge watch all the holiday baking shows and cheesy Christmas movies while doing our Christmas shopping from the comfort of our couch. We can spend time with the family for a truly special holiday season.
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