Tag Archives: Santa

1939: Cuddly, Cheery Santa

Now this is a cheerful, happy Santa!

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1939: Globe Readers to Play Santa This Year

Globe readers played Santa in 1939.

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1939: Santa to Visit by Airplane

Santa was going to visit by airplane in 1939.

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1939: We Wish You a Scary Christmas

I think my exact words when I saw this 1939 ad the first time were: “GAH! Holy buckets, it’s Evil Santa!” The wearing away of the ink on the page has made this Santa creepier, but even the original Santa … Continue reading

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1960: Santa’s Igloo

I had no idea Santa even had an igloo.

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1939: Streets Jammed for Santa Claus Parade

The streets were jammed for the Santa Claus parade in 1939.

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1939: Santa Distributes Dope

In case you had forgotten: “Dope” used to mean “information.” Word meanings shift over time, but robotic Santas are still creepy.

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1939: Santa Ogles Pantyhose

It’s difficult not to see something a little… creepy, about Santa ogling some silk stal… er, stockings in this 1939 Silverberg’s ad.

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1939: Dog and Pony and Santa Claus and Log Cabin Show

Worthington was the Christmas City in 1939, for miles and miles around.

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1939: Santa Is On the Way

Santa was on his way to Worthington in 1939!

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