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There is even a recipe for sugar cookie Christmas wishes: There is even a recipe for sugar cookies. I recall getting my turn to note pages of things I wanted from Sears catalog and Montgomery Wards catalog. Christmas TV specials were a big hit. This was a free download from amazon.

It is geared toward baby boomers, and is an homage to the all the toys of Christmases past that the boomers enjoyed. If you're a Gen X-er like me, it is a walk down memory lane where no memories exist thus boring. This is a great book for someone trying to make an authentic scene from the years, but a snooze-fest for the rest of us. My fault, I didn't fully read the description of the book.

The "nostalgic look" at Christmas usually means there's a This was a free download from amazon. The "nostalgic look" at Christmas usually means there's a recipe or two thrown in, but alas, there was nothing here for me. A very fun book reminiscing about the Christmases of the author's and my own childhood. The book is lavishly filled with photos from the author's family holidays, old toy catalogs, vintage records and much more.

I wish the images were a bit larger, but at least they are plentiful, and the text was very informative and entertaining. Kindle Freebie - 2 Dec - interest in topic. Denise rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Andrew Vancott rated it it was amazing Jun 30, Darlene rated it really liked it May 13, Anne Marie Thoen rated it liked it Mar 14, Kitty rated it liked it Dec 22, Jana rated it liked it Dec 03, Brian Bella rated it really liked it Dec 27, Jennifer P Jones rated it it was amazing Jan 30, Rosalba Maiolo rated it really liked it Jan 15, Cathy rated it did not like it May 14, Deb rated it really liked it Mar 01, Cathy rated it liked it Oct 27, Amy Jo rated it really liked it Jan 23, Gina Terrana rated it it was ok Mar 30, Debbie rated it it was amazing Sep 26, Mitzi rated it liked it Feb 27, Sarah rated it really liked it Nov 20, Charles M Torres rated it it was amazing Apr 14, Bonnie marked it as to-read Oct 02, Sheila marked it as to-read Dec 08, Kristen marked it as to-read Dec 24, Kelly added it Apr 10, Lori marked it as to-read Jan 26, Diana marked it as to-read May 20, Rick Hale added it Oct 03, Emily marked it as to-read Nov 30, Please try again later.

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Starts out with intro about how big of an event Christmas was at the author's house, growing up. Pictures along the way chronicle the years as they went by, as an infant. Discussions of the toys throughout the years I can recall some of them but a lot I'm unfamiliar with. Candy and other 5 and dime store items were big hits. There is even a recipe for sugar cookies. I recall getting my turn to note pages of things I wanted from Sears catalog and Montgomery Wards catalog.

Christmas TV specials were a big hit. From author, historian and pop culture archivist Tim Hollis comes his newest book, "Christmas Wishes: Tim takes the reader on a holiday stroll down memory lane. You'll be reminded of pajamas with the feet in them, colorful story books and records that extoll the wonders of the season. The tasty candies and baked goods, the decorations and trees we fondly remember, and the thrill of Christmas morning and its many suprises and wonders. I was so fortunate to be able to contribute many images which Tim used in this great book.

Having grown up in the time frame celebrated within the pages of this book, it is a keepsake that you will want to read and explore again and again. If you or anyone that you know loves the holiday season- this book is for you and would make the perfect gift for others. This book will no doubt become a tradition during the holiday season and all year round!

Although I was born in , the Army sent our family out of the U. With few exceptions, the books, records and TV shows Mr. Hollis writes about held no memories for me. Same with the toys which were either too early or too late for my interest to be held. His writing style is more than a little wordy, but I appreciated his sense of humor which help lighten some things up.

His opinion of Spencer Gifts was quite strong, and not without justification, but he started to sound whiney. Though I found parts of this book interesting, he really pulls the excessive minutia out in chapters 2, 3 and 4, leaving me truly bored. I pre-ordered this book and was very excited when it finally arrived. I was not disappointed! The stories about how our favorite vintage Christmas decorations and characters came to be was fascinating. The color illustrations are fabulous and the pictures of the author during his childhood at Christmas adds a special touch that invokes memories of Christmas day during my childhood.

I recommend you buy this book and take a trip down your own memory lane. Can so relate to his wonderful stories of growing up then. Warm and funny book for whole family.

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Great photos, gret price and you can't go wrong with this one. Take a walk down Christmas Memory Lane and relive those childhood treats when life was simpler and the holidays were magical. A great gift for anyone trying to recapture the fun of youthful Yule memories.

Show the kids and grand kids how Christmas was spent without electronic media, holiday blitz overload and only moderate consumerism! A must for BabyBoomers. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

Christmas Wishes: A Catalog of Vintage Holiday Treats & Treasures

This book brought back so many good memories for me. The descriptions make you feel like you're 10 years old again, waiting for Christmas day.


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  5. The illustrations are great- I saw many old Christmas friends. Altogether, a wonderful book, guaranteed to bring back some pleasant memories. Hollis has done a public service by bringing us this book! I am a big fan of Tim Hollis' books. I think he is an outstanding popular historian and nicely captures many nostalgic subjects. This book, however, did not seem as well conceptualized or organized as some of his others. I think it would have benefitted from having more photographs and a different organization.

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