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It's a Wonderful Christmas: The Best of the Holidays 1940-1965 [Hardcover]

By Susan Waggoner, M. Ricketts (Translator), Clint Cearley (Illustrator), Goran Kostadinoski (Illustrator), David Chow (Illustrator), Karuho Shiina (Illustrator) & Tim Ohr
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Pages   104
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.25" Width: 7.25" Height: 9.25"
Weight:   1.25 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2004
Publisher   Harry N. Abrams
Age  13-22
ISBN  1584793279  
EAN  9781584793274  

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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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More About Susan Waggoner, M. Ricketts, Clint Cearley, Goran Kostadinoski, David Chow, Karuho Shiina & Tim Ohr

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Susan Waggoner lives in New York City. She has written numerous fiction and nonfiction books. With Robert Markel, she is the author of STC's Classic Household Hints, Vintage Cocktails, and Under the Tree.

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Great Memories  Jan 8, 2008
I bought this book for my mom (81 years old), and it brought back amazing memories for her from her teenage years through the first 20 years of her marriage. The package of ornaments shown on page 11 is the identical one my parents had bought (which we still have - most of them, anyway!). She (and I) enjoyed it so much, I also got copies for my aunt and a family friend of the same age as my mom. They both loved the book, and talked of all the memories it brought back for them, as well. It's a fun book that wil bring back memories for anyone who lived through those years.
Lovely Rememberance of Christmas Past with Terrific Photos  Jan 6, 2008
I bought this book last year and again this year sat down to enjoy the wonderful photos. It brought back wonderful memories of a time before consumer advocacy when we used lead and fiber glass all over our homes, and especially during the holidays when we pulled out the painted ornaments (and ashtrays and candy dishes and ceramic figurines of Santa and the Baby Jesus) and angel hair for the tree. I can still feel the itching as I write this :-)

I highly recommend this book for anyone who remembers Christmas anywhere between 1940 and 1965. It brought back some lovely memories (aside from the itching).
It's A Wonderful Christmas: The Best of the Holidays 1040-1965  Dec 24, 2007
This is a great book!! The stories are a wonderful collection for anyone who was a child OR adult during this time frame. If not read it anyway, it's very enjoyable to read. I took this book on a flight to Denver and had many people as me where I got it.
Great Holiday Reading  Nov 25, 2007
This book brings back memories of Christmas past. It is informative and entertaining. I gave this as a gift to four different people and got a copy for myself.
Down Memory Lane  Nov 15, 2007
This book was an incredible walk down Memory Lane! I couldn't put it down. For all those reminiscing and hungry for "how it used to be" I highly recommend this book!

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