When you think about the Christmas season now, you picture trees drenched in lights, malls blasting Christmas carols, and parents splurging on expensive gifts for their children. In the 1950s and 1960s, the holiday season was a lot simpler. Trees were covered in handmade ornaments, families focused on spending time together next to cozy fireplaces, and Christmas movies tended to be in black and white, rather than the Hallmark channel varieties we get now. It was a simple time, and the following pictures show that. Take a walk down memory lane and see how the festive season has changed over the decades.
A Dog’s World
This little Chihuahua is all set for the holidays. Costumes for dogs were clearly popular in the 1960s, just as they are now. A loving owner took the time to find the perfect hat, and collar for this little guy.
If he had a red nose, he could have been mistaken for a teacup sized version of Rudolph, the red-nosed chihuahua. The tree behind him is also miniature, which makes it seem like this family really likes to go small, rather than go big for the holidays.