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Thu Dec 7, 2017, 09:15 AM

FSogol's Advent Calendar Day 7: Vintage Christmas traditions from the 1950s and 1960s

Do you still follow these vintage Christmas traditions from the 1950s and 1960s?

Christmas traditions have changed significantly over the centuries, which isn't such a bad thing, as that means we no longer have to put a boar's head on the table and eat pies made of mutton and raisins. Even within our lifetimes, popular practices of the yuletide season have come and gone.

Decorations from our childhood may no longer be trendy, but adhering to those traditions is what connects us to our family and our past. That's part of the fun of watching Christmas episodes of classic television shows seeing how the holiday was celebrated in the mid-century. So as the calendar page again turns to December, let's take a look at Christmas traditions that were all the rage in the youth of Boomers.

How many do you still use? Did we miss anything?

Here's the list:
Aluminum Christmas trees
Bubble lights
Train sets around the tree
Flocking the tree with spray-on snow
Stringing popcorn on the tree
Matching footie pajamas (making a huge comeback this year)
Satin and styrofoam ornament balls

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