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Merry Holidays and Happy Christmas, y’all!

Collier’s magazine — December 13, 1952

Image: Scan of one of my latest vintage mag acquisitions. Cover illustration by C. William Randall.

Santa Claus was born in a barn, apparently.

1947 Coca-Cola / Coke Santa Claus Christmas Ad

Close that damned fridge door, Santa! We’re not made of money! Continue reading

Christmas at Bernie’s

1944 Coca-Cola / Coke Christmas ad

I wonder how long it took them to realize that the father in this 1944 Coca-Cola Christmas ad was dead?

He’s pining.

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Why? Because the neighborhood’s gone to hell since Santa showed up, that’s why.

Jews for Jesus 1984 magazine ad

This headline would have benefitted from a comma.

Keep the Y’shua in Y’shuamas, y’all, or the giant hand of God will grab and smite thee. Continue reading

A nightcap for your nightcap from Maker’s Mark.

Ho ho ho! This year’s sweet holiday score from Maker’s Mark Bourbon Whisky will make Christmas very merry indeed! — It’s a nightcap for my nightcap!

It fits!

This is a very nice complement to the sweater swag they sent me and other ambassadors in 2011.

Thanks, Maker’s Mark!

Christmas would be a tad different had the Holy Spirit been a pioneer of in vitro fertilization.