Monday, December 14, 2009

vintage christmas


thanks to our pal, warren newsom, for his great guest post on friday with his creepy story of the slenderman! if you missed it, go back and catch it--you'll be glad you did!

so, i said last week that we'd have some cool news and updates for you, and hopefully a couple christmas goodies along the way. not that it's a treat or anything, but i will be posting my 2009 christmas card here on friday. i posted almost 20 years of my christmas cards here throughout the month of december last year and have gotten many requests to post this year's model. (for those of you who didn't see the christmas card gallery last year, you can find them easily enough by going to the ARCHIVES over ---> there and selecting the month of December 2008...)


is it just me? do photos of christmases past get you in the spirit too? dude--they don't even have to be MY christmases!! i just see these old pictures or classic footage and it gets me all sentimental and nostalgic for some reason. and i wasn't even THERE! i mean, i've ALWAYS been a sensitive, sentimental sap--i admit that right up front and will fight anyone who wants to challenge that--but do you find these old photos inspiring...? heartwarming...? do they get you in the spirit...?
and is it just because i'm older now and have more to look back on...? who knows.

i'll admit that i didn't find a lot. and i was actually kinda surprised that i couldn't find more --i googled the word christmas with the words vintage and classic and photos and memories...
i have gotten out a big box of family pictures from my mom's house (my dad's house) and will try to find some of our family christmases to post here over the next week or so. how 'bout you? any great christmas pictures from days gone by? a photo with santa? christmas morning? playing with new toys in the snow?

to really get the gist of what i'm talking about, check out the great nostalgic christmas footage in this video from the 80's--leon redbone and dr. john singing frosty the snowman

(thanks to roger ash for sending this over and for getting me all hooked on leon redbone again...)

leon redbone and dr.john

and though this one has it's own wacky weird al twist to it, check out this one from the master...

that's all i got today!
send in those christmas pics--or hannukah--or kwanza--or festivus--or whatever!--and let's share these holidays together!
smell ya later~!


Christian D. Leaf said...

Nice! Leon Redbone is family favorite.

Brian said...

Perhaps - no pun intended - such p9pictures put a smile on our face, even if they are not of us, because the remind us of our own joyful childhood memories of Christmas.

alison said...

I thought the same as you, Brian. Also, for me, black and white photos immediately sing to my soul. Great vids, Todd.

Warren said...

My wife and I went to the mall yesterday and watched the little kids sit on Santa's lap. We saw some future classic pics being made.

Hope you're all having a great Christmas season. :)

Heywood Jablomie said...

I love any old time photos but the ones of this season ALWAYS get me in a good mood. Seems lately the years just fly by faster and faster and I never get to fully enjoy the season as I once used to.

I'll have to see if I have any good ones from when I was a kid, I know I have some somewhere!

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