December 20, 2004

Vintage Christmas Cards

Someone on the newsgroups posted a bunch of vintage cards and I thought I'd share some. For the bandwidth impaired, they're in the extended entry.

There's a couple things I noticed right off the bat. In the old days Santa was more than a little creepy.


In fact, the first thing I thought of when I saw some of these cards was Aqualung.


St. Nick also seems to have a drinking problem. Who needs Rudolph with a honker like that?


What's with his compulsion to go mining for nose gold? I believe that the bit about "laying his finger alongside his nose" was a literary attempt to cover for the old man's less than exemplary habit.


So apparently, the big red round dude has done some serious image modification for today's world. Is he hiding something, or has he really changed?


Posted by Ted at December 20, 2004 04:01 AM
Category: Square Pegs

Aqualung, lol, you got THAT right!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 20, 2004 10:37 PM
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