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It's A Wonderful Christmas: The Best of the Holidays 1940-1965
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Publisher Stewart Tabori & Chang
Publication date October 1, 2004
Pages 104
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781584793274
ISBN-10 1584793279
Dimensions 0.25 by 7.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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Summary
A collection of classic images of the Yuletide icons of mid-twentieth-century America features nostalgic presentations of such holiday objects as vintage Christmas cards, Lionel toy trains, and Rudolph's red nose, in a volume complemented by trivia and informational lore on popular traditions. 25,000 first printing.
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Even now that we're all grown up, we can't help but look back on our childhood holidays and hope to recapture that elusive spirit of joyful anticipation. Celebrating Christmas is so often about nostalgia. With a nod and a wink to the days of Christmas past, It's a Wonderful Christmas presents classic images of the Yuletide icons of mid-20th-century America.

Bubbler lights and glow-in-the-dark icicles. Catalogues crammed with toys. Norad bulletins tracking Rudolph's red nose through the nighttime sky. Along with hundreds of such quintessentially American illustrations, author Susan Waggoner stocking-stuffs her lively text with fascinating bits of information, lore, and lists. Wonder what the all-time most popular Christmas song is? How the tradition of the department store Santa got started? The answers are here. Loaded with images of vintage Christmas cards, wrapping paper, magazine ads, Lionel toy trains, and more, all in full color, this charming book will appeal to anyone who associates Christmas with home movies, "The Chipmunk Song," and Santa relaxing with an ice-cold bottle of Coca-Cola.


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9781584793274 | details & prices | 104 pages | 7.25 × 9.25 × 0.25 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $17.95
About: A collection of classic images of the Yuletide icons of mid-twentieth-century America features nostalgic presentations of such holiday objects as vintage Christmas cards, Lionel toy trains, and Rudolph's red nose, in a volume complemented by trivia and informational lore on popular traditions.

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