1 Dec 2010

More 50s Amazingness Coming Up

Wow - it's already December! All that holiday music the stores have been pumping out since Halloween might actually seem timely now. In honour of the season, I figured I'd let you know that there are plans for a special holiday-themed 50s housewife experiment. What can I say, I'm a slave to the web traffic I get this quirky decade!

While our actual Christmas will be spent "normally" and with family (as normal as holidays with the family can be, right?), in mid-December, I'll attempt to play by the 1950s rules and suggestions for holiday decorating, gift giving and entertaining. If you already thought the food from that era was nuts, you should see it when it's all hopped up on holiday cheer.

More details to come, but here's a little something to get you in the mood. This TV special by the Bell Telephone Company in 1950 is like the Thunderbirds meet a classic Christmas tale. Warning: Marionette Santa is CREEPY (especially when he starts smoking!) and has a face that's even redder than Mayor (ugh) Rob Ford's:

Image Source: Camel Advertisement circa 1954


Tamara 3:10 pm, December 01, 2010  

I cannot wait for this! :D

hippychic 9:41 pm, December 01, 2010  

Ha! My computer at work has an old Luck Strikes ad featuring Santa for the background. PS, I got the cookbook last week and I can't wait to take it for a spin!

Val 3:52 pm, December 02, 2010  

Wow - that's quite the video! I just discovered your blog and was very amused to see it....a part of me knept waiting for Santa to set himself on fire! I'm quite intrigued by your promises of even wackier than normal Christmas food. Are you familiar with a blog called Four Pounds Flour? She did a series awhile ago on mid-century dishes made with jell-o - wow!

Jen 8:17 pm, December 07, 2010  

Thanks guys!

Hippychic - glad you got the book! Cook at your own risk!

Val - Oooh, will have to check out that blog!

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